'Oi,oi,oi', as Mike Skinner may well have hollered in the past - and well he might right now. The Streets project is about to come to a cul-de-sac by releasing one final album and perform on one concluding UK tour next year.
Skinner burst onto the scene some 10 years ago and it's been quite a decade ever since - various award-nominations for the four hit albums, several Top 40 hits and telling KFC to sort their chicken out (for the animal welfare charity PETA). But now he's grown out of what The Streets have become and announced the release of its fifth and final album.
"Computers and Blues" will appear in February, around the same time as the farewell tour begins. The first gig is in Edinburgh on the 18th, followed by Glasgow, Lincoln, Liverpool etc until he bows out in London at the Brixton Academy on 5th March. Prices are £17.50 plus fees and despite being out of the spotlight for a few years since 2008's "Everything Is Borrowed", demand is bound to be high for much of the tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday.
You can expect the new tracks to be darker than usual, although the admission price is justified alone if you get to hear "Blinded by the Lights" or "Weak Become Heroes".