British rock icons Skunk Anansie have released their brand new single ‘Can’t Take You Anywhere’, a deliciously sinister slice of tense drama, powered along by a roaring chorus. Channelling the same dark power as Depeche Mode and Placebo, with pummelling rhythms, twisted electronics and crystalline guitars, Skin tells the tale of a friend or lover causing chaos wherever they go.
Discussing the song she explains, “This track is a double-edged sword. We all have that one friend that we love but is a total embarrassment to us, a mate that has no off button and no filter. So if they aren’t losing their phone/keys/coat, they’re saying some stuff that will defo get you cancelled by all your other mates. This song is about how polarised the world is now, and how careful you need to be. It’s about dealing with the new world order of friendship, as never before have I had great long term friends develop completely opposing views to mine. It’s about having to navigate and understand people, keeping the love and respect but also standing firm in your opinions.”
Skunk Anansie will be heading out on a massive European tour this spring, featuring
rescheduled dates from their hugely acclaimed 25th Anniversary tour, with new shows also added due to phenomenal demand.
The band will be supported variously by New Pagans, Gen And The Degenerates, Holocene and Shelf Lives with Big Joanie, Sweet Crisis, Morganway and Dikta also appearing at different shows.
The band will also be appearing as part of the 2022 Meltdown Festival in June, which this year is curated by Grace Jones, along with a long-awaited return to Glastonbury Festival, where they famously headlined the Pyramid Stage in 1999.
The full list of UK and European shows and remaining tickets are available: here
2022 UK Tour Dates
Friday, March 25 – London O2 Academy Brixton
Thursday, April 7 – Nottingham Rock City [SOLD OUT]
Friday, April 8 – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Saturday, April 9 – Brighton Dome [SOLD OUT]
Monday, April 11 – Cardiff University [SOLD OUT]
Tuesday, April 12 – Bristol O2 Academy [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, April 14 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday, April 15 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, April 16 – Guildford G Live
Monday, April 18 – Leicester O2 Academy
Tuesday, April 19 – Lincoln The Engine Shed
Thursday, April 21 – Norwich The LCR, UEA [SOLD OUT]
Friday, April 22 – Birmingham O2 Academy 1
Saturday, April 23 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Monday, April 25 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
Tuesday, April 26 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday, April 27 – Leeds O2 Academy
Thursday, June 16 – Oxford O2 Academy
Friday, June 17 – London Meltdown Festival
APPEARING AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 26th – Southampton, Engine Rooms [NEW SHOW ADDED]