The Streets to abandon ‘walk to France’?

Mike Skinner bends his own rules on trek

The StreetsMike Skinner may be close to abandoning his walk to the south of France, after having to fly at the last minute to Austria for a gig.

The singer was walking to the Mediterranean coast to film his video to the band’s new single ‘The Escapist’ and documenting the jaunt for his ‘Beat Stevie’ website and TV show.

However, Skinner has revealed on a Myspace blog that he has already broken his own rule of making the trek with ‘nothing but the shirt on my back and the money in my pocket’ and has had to postpone the rest of trip to fly to Austria.

He wrote: “The rules of my walking adventure through France have been bent slightly. Ted Mayhem offered me his clothes and a meal in a lovely restaurant. I couldn’t refuse. The descriptions on the menu were so funny and as Ted read them to me out the car window I salivated profusely.

“I also hadn’t realized that I had a gig to do in Austria tomorrow. I made the flight to Vienna and I have to make the decision whether to go back for more walking or home to my bed and back to Stevie‘s house to edit the video.”

For photos and journal entries from the ‘trip’, go to