Croydon’s beloved hellraiser Skream has taken to social media to announce the next instalment of his ‘Open to Close’ tour. The tour will include two dates up North for October this year.

As the name would suggest Oliver Jones AKA Skream will be taking on opening, support and headliner duties for the forthcoming tour which will see him stop off at 13 cities in the UK including Belfast’s Shine on the 13th October and Derry’s Jika Jika on the 14th, with tickets for all shows going on sale this Friday (August 11th) from 10am.

When speaking about the tour Jones himself said, “Last year’s ‘Open To Close’ tour was definitely my highlight of last year! Actually, one of the highlights of my career. Every show sold out and honestly some of the best shows I’ve ever played. I’ve been super excited to announce that we’re doing it again. There’s so much music I buy as a listener that I play on the OTC tour that I just can’t play during summer festival sets that are 90-120 minutes long, so I am literally collecting music all year round to play on the tour. I can’t wait to kick the tour off, and I’m particularly excited to be taking it to Belfast & Derry.”

This year has been a formidable and eventful year for the London-based producer, hosting his Skreamizm show at Eastern Electrics’ Bigger Top stage alongside the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Butch, Solardo and Jon Jose & Celino to a crowd of 4,000-strong, even managing to hold his own closing the day with a tent at full capacity while DJ supremo and techno wizard Carl Cox played the Main Stage. Jones has enjoyed an incredible Ibiza season with 12 shows under his belt. As before, Open to Close will be a deliberately stripped-back affair, prioritising seriously good music and seriously good vibes over amped-up production and next-level pyrotechnics, all the better to focus on Skream’s unmistakable DJing prowess. ” The music policy can be anything from funk, to disco, to house or techno, ” he says. “Generally starting at about 100bpm and ending around 130bpm, but allowing the vibe inside the club and on the dancefloor to take me wherever it desires.”

Tickets for the Belfast leg of the tour are available at 10am on Friday from here.

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