One of Birmingham’s biggest musical exports, Mike Skinner a.k.a. The Streets, is set to headline his biggest ever show in the city this summer. With the date and location soon to be announced, excitement is already building for a spectacular outdoor event which will see one of Birmingham’s most popular sons step onto the stage in front of an ecstatic home town crowd. Midlands event specialists Weird Science continue on their mission to bring world-class music events to Birmingham and are expecting over 10,000 people to turn out for The Streets’ unique fusion of grime, UK garage, hip hop, and electronica in one of Birmingham’s best outdoor spaces. After officially retiring The Streets in 2011, Mike Skinner returned to his much-loved outfit in 2017. The renowned live act then hit the road in 2018 and continued to impress, culminating in The Streets headlining the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury last year. Expect the band and Mike Skinner to be sharper than ever when they take to the stage for their biggest ever Birmingham show. Fans can get further info and sign up to register for pre-sale here.
Since 2001, The Streets has enjoyed a well-earned reputation as the voice of a generation. His breakthrough Mercury Prize-nominated album ‘Original Pirate Material’, redefined the UK garage sound and he went on to enjoy two UK #1 albums and a further two UK top 10 albums, as well as a string of hit singles, including UK #1 hit, ‘Dry Your Eyes’. Mike Skinner announced the end of The Streets in 2011 after a decade of success and critical acclaim, but by the end of 2017, he realised he still had something to say. Reviving The Streets, he dropped two brand new tracks to huge acclaim and announced a tour which sold out immediately.
Still, very much at the top of his game, the mutual affection between Mike Skinner and Birmingham is undeniable. This unique rapport is sure to deliver something very special this summer as The Streets prepares to give his home town crowd a show they will never forget.
Date and location will be announced shortly so fans should register for pre-sale ASAP.