SKUNK ANANSIE to play O2 Brixton Academy in December as part of European tour


Skunk Anansie are set to play a special one off show this December at London’s O2 Brixton Academy as part of their massive European tour.

Since regrouping in 2009 after an eight-year hiatus, Skunk Anansie have gone from strength to strength. Their 2010 album, Wonderlustre, saw the band combine their trademark raw rock riffs, deep funk, frenetic drumwork and lush vocals with more confidence and maturity than ever before. “It's been very natural and unforced – a bit like coming home,” says lead singer Skin. “We have a huge fan base that was screaming out for us to do something. We got back together because we have a strong chemistry. We’re very proud of our past work, but what drives us is the future.”

The band, whose line-up is completed by Ace (guitar), Cass Lewis (bass) and Mark Richardson (drums), are a dynamic, alchemical force – something that they were delighted to rediscover after their lengthy break. “We’d been around the world, played with lots of different musicians, come back and realised, boy, we had something very, very special,” says Cass. They’ve been taking that force worldwide, with a succession of sell-out tours and releases.

Skunk Anansie have toured globally with such acts as U2, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz and Rammstein, and in 1999, headlined the Glastonbury Festival. 2011 saw the band complete a sell-out European tour and appear at a series of summer festival shows including Download festival and Pukklepop, as well as take in headline shows at Rock In Roma and Orange Warsaw Festival. They were presented the ESKA Award in Poland for Best International Rock Band.

Skunk Anansie will be coming to London at the end of the year:

Saturday 1st December - London O2 Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000

Tickets are £25 / 0844 811 0051