Mike Skinner has rebooted The Streets project and the first step in that process is the announcement of UK, Irish and European shows in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Two Dublin shows at the Olympia Theatre happen on 16th and 17th of April 2017 and go on sale this Wednesday at 9am as part of The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light tour. Tickets are pricey enough at €49.50 plus fees but then again, The Streets’ debut album Original Pirate Material still stands up as a classic.
Tickets are limited to 4 per person and the info stresses that the lead purchaser must be present to get everyone in as ID will be checked.
Skinner has been involved in various projects since hanging up The Streets name and of his return he said:
“I’ve missed tour buses very much. 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”.
Update: It’s 2016, I found this post and enjoyed it. I’ve now added a Spotify playlist of all of the albums available.
Below is a list of my favourite records of the ten years between the turn of the millenium, the year 2000 and 2010. Ranking these albums was led by a) what the album means to me and b) how often I’d listen to it. Each and every one of these albums blew me away repeatedly at some time between the ages of 18 and 27. Each one has something special going for it, something magical that brings me back to it. For that I can only thank the creators of each.
Without further ado, here are my favourite 50 albums from the decade. And remember, you can’t be wrong if they are your favourites.