The Streets on the way to the Engine Shed

 

Rapper Mike Skinner will be bringing the sound of The Streets to the University of Lincoln’s Engine Shed.

 

The British star has confirmed he will be performing at the live music venue on the University’s Brayford Pool campus on Friday 23 January 2009.

 

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 9am on Friday 17 October.

 

The Streets achieved critical acclaim with debut album, Original Pirate Material, in 2002.

 

Commercial success came two years later with the band’s second album, A Grand Don’t Come for Free, which reached number one in the UK album chart. It featured the hit singles Fit But You Know It and Dry Your Eyes, which topped the UK singles chart.

 

The Streets is the second major British rap act to be lined up for the Engine Shed.

 

Last month Dizzee Rascal confirmed he would be playing the venue on 20 November this year.

 

Victoria Simpson, Events and Marketing Manager at the Engine Shed, said: “We’re really pleased to have another major British artist confirmed to perform at the Engine Shed. The announcement comes shortly after Dizzee Rascal and Razorlight confirmed they would be playing here and shows Lincoln really is on the musical map now.

“The Streets have produced some of the most uplifting anthems of the last decade. Mike Skinner is a terrific showman and performer and the Engine Shed should be the perfect venue for him. I’m sure there’ll be a terrific atmosphere.”

 

The Streets plus special guests will perform at the Engine Shed on Friday 23 January 2009, with doors at 7pm. Tickets cost £17.50 in advance and go on sale on Friday 17 October. They are available from www.engineshed.co.uk, 08714 244555 and HMV Lincoln from 9am and the Engine Shed Box Office from 10am. The event is for people aged 18 and over.