Mike Skinner tells crowd he hasn't "fucking changed"
The Streets played their first show in seven years last night (April 11) in Berlin.
Mike Skinner and band performed at Heimathafen Neukölln in the German capital, their first live appearance since December 2011.
It was the first date of the band’s greatest hits tour, which sees them head to the UK next week for shows in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.
During the Berlin gig, The Streets played hits from their entire back-catalogue, ranging from ‘Has It Come To This?’ to ‘Dry Your Eyes’ and ‘Everything Is Borrowed’.
They also played new song ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ and finished the set with a rendition of ‘Fit But You Know It’.
“I know you are very nice, polite people,” Skinner told the crowd at the start of ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’, adding: “and the world has changed a lot, but I haven’t fucking changed.”
Watch fan-shot footage from the gig below.
See the setlist beneath:
Turn the Page
Let’s Push Things Forward/ Urban Hero
Don’t Mug Yourself
Never Went to Church
Has It Come to This?
Everything Is Borrowed
It’s Too Late
Could Well Be In
Going Through Hell
Too Much Brandy
Heaven for the Weather
Dry Your Eyes
Wave God/Open the Till
Boys Will Be Boys
Weak Become Heroes
Blinded by the Lights
Fit But You Know It
The Streets recently returned with new music, sharing ‘Burn Bridges’ and ‘Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies’ last December and then ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ in March.
“Well, I don’t need the cash, otherwise I’d have done all the festivals, and the offers we got were insane,” Skinner told Mr Porter.
“There were a few things that Dizzee [Rascal] said when he did the big Red Bull gigs [referencing his 2016 Boy In Da Corner shows]. He said at one point, ‘I know this means a lot to you,’ and it felt like it was his way of saying, ‘But I’ve moved on.’ And I totally get that. I’m gonna celebrate the past.”