he Skints announce UK headline tour New album ‘Part & Parcel’ set for release 9th April, 2012  (Bomber Music)     London-based reggae & dub upstarts The Skints will embark on a long-awaited headline tour of the UK in October this year. All dates will be on sale from this Friday. Josh from the band has the following to say about The Skints’ excitement at announcing the run –     "We're extremely pleased and proud to announce that we'll be headlining our own tour this October in support of our new album "Part & Parcel"! These are easily the biggest headline slots we've ever done and we're so stoked to be doing a headline run after doing so many support slots with artists like Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, You Me at Six, Gogol Bordello… the list goes on! We can't wait to see what kinds of crazy cats will be at the shows to hang out, and after a few months of our record being out, this is gonna be a no holds barred, all singing, ALL dancing punky-reggae party! We're hitting all of our favourite UK cities, the other artists will be incredible, did I mention we're excited?"     The Skints will also be playing at Passing Clouds in London on 2nd March. The band release their second album ‘Part & Parcel’ on 9th April, 2012. Produced by Prince Fatty, the album mixes Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and a punk rock work ethic to create a sound familiar to newcomers, yet unique below the surface. The Skints’ first album ‘Live , Breathe, Build, Believe’ crossed the boundaries between the punk scene they grew up in and distinct reggae grooves, providing them with an underground hit.      HEADLINE DATES   Tue 02 Oct 2012     Bristol                     The Fleece       Wed 03 Oct 2012    Cardiff                     Ifor Bach          Thu 04 Oct 2012     Nottingham            Maze                Fri 05 Oct 2012       Birmingham            Academy 2       Sat 06 Oct 2012      Manchester             Academy 3       Sun 07 Oct 2012     Glasgow                  King Tuts          Mon 08 Oct 2012    Newcastle               Trillions     Tue 09 Oct 2012     Leeds                       Cockpit             Wed 10 Oct 2012    Norwich                  Norwich Arts   Thu 11 Oct 2012     London                    The Scala            FURTHER LIVE DATES   Fri 02 March 2012  Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London E8 4AA      SUPPORTING YOU ME AT SIX – March 2012          SAT        17           O2 Academy              Leicester  SUN       18           Rock City                    Nottingham  TUE        20           O2 Academy              Bournemouth  WED      21           Westland Centre        Yeovil  FRI          23           Great Hall                 Cardiff  SAT        24           University Guild of Students       Liverpool  SUN       25           O2 Academy              Newcastle Upon Tyne  TUE        27           SECC Hall 3                Glasgow  WED      28           Apollo                         Manchester  THU       29           Apollo                        Manchester  SAT        31           The Ballroom             Birmingham  April 2012             SUN       01           The Ballroom             Birmingham  MON     02           Brixton Academy        London  TUE        03          Brixton Academy        London    
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