SKUNK ANANSIE unveil brand-new animated video for ‘Piggy’ & announce new EU dates & full support acts

SKUNK ANANSIE unveil brand-new animated video for 'Piggy' & announce new EU dates & full support acts

British rock icons Skunk Anansie have delighted fans across the world with their brand-new single ‘Piggy’. A punk-rock blast of distorted riffs, snarling vocals and powerhouse rhythms, topped off with Skin’s establishment-baiting lyrics taking aim squarely between the eyes of the corrupt and venal politicians currently in power, it’s as confrontational and uncompromising as anything the band have done over the course of their long and illustrious career.

Following the original lyric video, with its rage at the UK’s right-wing, Brexit-loving government and disgraced prime minister, the band have now unveiled a brand-new animated video. Stark imagery of neo-fascist pig leaders, warplanes, mass population control, machine guns and geo-political manoeuvres – all fuelled by dirty money – take the song to a whole new level.

The animation has been specially created by Miles Liverpool, the 17-year old godson of Skunk Anansie bassist Cass Lewis, whose illustrations and artwork can be seen on Instagram @mfxdraws

Watch the video for ‘Piggy’ – BELOW:

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 DuBlonde, Big Joanie, Sweet Crisis, Morganway and Dikta also appearing at different shows.

The full list of UK and European shows are below and the remaining tickets are available here.

The band will also be appearing as part of the 2022 Meltdown Festival in June, which this year is curated by Grace Jones, with further live news and more brand-new music to be announced in due course.

Date Country Town Venue Support
17/03/2022 Spain Bilbao Santana 27 New Pagans
18/03/2022 Portugal Porto Porto Coliseum New Pagans
19/03/2022 Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Coliseum New Pagans
21/03/2022 Spain Madrid La Riviera New Pagans
22/03/2022 Spain Barcelona Sala Razzmatazz New Pagans
25/03/2022 UK London O2 Academy Brixton New Pagans, Big Joanie
26/03/2022 Netherlands Amsterdam AFAS Live New Pagans
27/03/2022 Germany Hamburg Sporthalle New Pagans
29/03/2022 France Paris Casino de Paris New Pagans
30/03/2022 Germany Cologne E-Werk Cologne New Pagans
31/03/2022 Germany Berlin Columbiahalle New Pagans
02/04/2022 Belgium Antwerp Lotto Arena New Pagans
03/04/2022 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof New Pagans
04/04/2022 Germany Stuttgart Longhorn New Pagans
07/04/2022 UK Nottingham Rock City Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
08/04/2022 UK Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
09/04/2022 UK Brighton Brighton Dome Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
11/04/2022 UK Cardiff Cardiff University Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
12/04/2022 UK Bristol O2 Academy Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
14/04/2022 UK Cambridge Corn Exchange Sweet Crisis, Holocene
15/04/2022 UK Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
16/04/2022 UK Guildford G Live Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
18/04/2022 UK Leicester O2 Academy Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
19/04/2022 UK Lincoln The Engine Shed Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
21/04/2022 UK Norwich The LCR, UEA Morganway, Holocene
22/04/2022 UK Birmingham O2 Academy 1 Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
23/04/2022 UK Sheffield O2 Academy Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
25/04/2022 UK Newcastle O2 City Hall Du Blonde, Holocene
26/04/2022 UK Glasgow O2 Academy Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
27/04/2022 UK Leeds O2 Academy Gen & The Degenerates, Holocene
29/04/2022 Iceland Reykjavík Laugardalshöllin Dikta
02/05/2022 Poland Gdansk Stary Manez Shelf Lives
03/05/2022 Poland Łódź Wytwornia Shelf Lives
05/05/2022 Poland Krakow Klub Studio Shelf Lives
06/05/2022 Poland Warsaw Progresja Music Zone Shelf Lives
08/05/2022 Poland Wroclaw CK, A2 Shelf Lives
09/05/2022 Slovakia Trnava Trnava Amphitheater Shelf Lives
10/05/2022 Germany Munich Neue Theaterfabrik Shelf Lives
11/05/2022 Switzerland Lausanne Les Docks Shelf Lives
13/05/2022 Croatia Zagreb Dom Sportova Shelf Lives
14/05/2022 Italy Milan Alcatraz Shelf Lives
16/06/2022 UK Oxford O2 Academy Support TBC
17/06/2022 UK London Meltdown Festival appearing as part of Grace Jones Meltdown

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