Back in October, The Streets announced that they were set to return for a Greatest Hits UK tour next April. Mike Skinner and co. have now solidified their return, sharing their first new material since 2011’s ‘Computers And Blues’ LP, ’Burn Bridges’ and ‘Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies’.
The tracks appeared on Spotify with little fanfare today (22nd December). “I’ve missed tour buses very much,” Mike Skinner said of the band’s comeback when announced. “Which is the least of the reasons why I have decided to tour The Streets again.
“The other thing I’ve missed is trying to think up what I’m going to say in the gap between the songs. When you DJ they tell you that you don’t need a tour bus and you don’t need to think up things to say between the songs. But seriously, it’s been long enough.
“With my Tonga parties, the new rap and grime MC’s I have been producing and the DJing, I have been living with music since making The Streets for nearly as long as I made The Streets. I’m not the guy smoking in the car anymore though, I have become the guy in the club, so I hope I will be excused for putting on after parties in nightclubs after every show”.
Listen to ’Burn Bridges’ and ‘Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies’ and view the tour dates below.
19 Birmingham O2 Academy
20 Glasgow O2 Academy
21 Manchester O2 Apollo
23 Leeds O2 Academy
25 London O2 Academy Brixton
26 London O2 Academy Brixton