Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints are pleased to announce they will be joined on their upcoming tour by support from tropical pop-dub singer-songwriter Hollie Cook.
Set to unveil their forthcoming third album, ‘FM’, on 9th March through iconic reggae label Easy Star Records, The Skints will celebrate its release with a number of live dates throughout the EU and the UK in March and April.
Hollie Cook, daughter of Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook, rose to fame following her self-titled 2011 album, which introduced her as one of the most exciting new female talents on the London scene. Having featured on the prestigious ‘Later….with Jools Holland’, she also recorded a special live session at BBC Radio 1’s Maida Vale with Prince Fatty, Horseman and The Skints in 2013, where she played exclusive material from her second album.
Hollie’s support slot for The Skints’ upcoming live shows will also mark her reunion with the band’s own Marcia Richards, a talented multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, saxophone, melodica, flute and guitar) who has played keys for Hollie as part of her live band in the past.
Beginning in France, which will see the four-piece take in Paris’ coveted concert venue La Maroquinerie amongst others, the tour will move to Belgium’s Aarschot De Klinker before travelling to Germany and the Netherlands. The troupe will then head homewards to begin the UK leg of the tour, with a performance at Norwich Epic Studios on 13th April. Culminating in an epic show at London’s 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 21st April, the band will then prepare for their highly anticipated stateside debut in May.
A group renowned for their live performance credentials, having finished 2014 on the road with the Jägermeister Music Tour alongside Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, The Skints truly show no signs of slowing down.
“The reggae collective have always allowed social consciousness to filter through their music, fusing a skanking beat with lyrics which speak clearly about everyday life in the UK.” Clash, 2014
* – No Hollie Cook
21st March – STRASBOURG LA LAITERIE CLUB, FRANCE *
23rd March – LYON LE TRANSBORDEUR CLUB, FRANCE *
24th March – CLERMONT FERRAND COOP DE MAI CLUB, FRANCE *
25th March – BORDEAUX DE PALMER CLUB, FRANCE *
27th March – COGNAC WEST ROCK, FRANCE
28th March – PARIS MAROQUINERIE, FRANCE
30th March – AARSCHOT DE KLINKER, BELGIUM
4th April – BERLIN CASSIOPEIA, GERMANY
6th April – HANNOVER MEPHISTO, GERMANY
7th April – MUNICH STROM, GERMANY
8th April – TRIER EX-HAUS, GERMANY
9th April – HAMBURG GOLDENER SALON, GERMANY
10th April – COLOGNE LUXOR, GERMANY
11th April – AMSTERDAM MELKWEG, NETHERLANDS
13th April – NORWICH EPIC STUDIOS, UK
14th April – LEEDS STYLUS, UK
16th April – EDINBURGH STUDIO 24, UK
17th April – MANCHESTER GORILLA, UK
18th April – BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY @ THE INSTITUTE, UK
19th April – BRISTOL CIRCUS OF BOOM, UK – SOLD OUT
21st April – LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE, UK
25th April – NANTES LE STEREOLUX CLUB, FRANCE *
26th April – PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES FESTIVAL, FRANCE *