The Streets will reform in 2018 for a greatest hits tour, according to main man Mike Skinner.

The Birmingham man took to social media to reveal the news that the trailblazing UK garage act would be hitting the road for a number of dates across the UK next April, 16 years after releasing their debut album 'Original Pirate Material'.

There's no sign of an Irish date as yet, but considering The Streets played their first-ever live date at Dublin's Ambassador Theatre back in the day, it would be seriously remiss to leave us off the list.

Of his decision, Skinner 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”.


spoken to my band! told them we need to sing the old songs! on sale 9am Friday 13th

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