HAPPY MONDAYS Announce Greatest Hits Tour For 2019

HAPPY MONDAYS Announce Greatest Hits Tour For 2019

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a marathon twenty-nine date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December 2019.

The Happy Mondays’ classic line-up of frontman Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L.Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others.

The tour begins on 23rd October and ends on 21st December, stopping off along the way London’s Roundhouse on 31st October.

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said, “Be great to be back out on the road with Happy Mondays for some pre-Christmas partying!! Looking forward to playing all the hits and more at these shows.”

Bez said, “Really excited and looking forward to the Happy Mondays tour – can’t wait to do some freaky dancing.”

Rowetta added, “I’m really looking forward to this tour, almost 30 years since I first got on stage with the Mondays. The band and the fans are like family to me and I still love singing these songs as much as I did in 1990.”

After signing to Tony Wilson’s Factory Records, the late ‘80s saw the Happy Mondays become the pioneers of the Madchester sound, as they blended their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with the sounds of the UK’s emerging rave scene. The band’s third album, 1990’s platinum-selling ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches’, led to the Happy Mondays crossing over into the mainstream to become icons of Britain’s biggest cultural phenomenon for a generation.

In 2016, the Happy Mondays won the Ivor Novello’s Inspiration Award, further cementing their reputation as one of Britain’s most influential and loved bands.

The full list of tour dates is as follows:

Wed 23 Oct    Inverness         The Ironworks

Thu 24 Oct      Aberdeen        Music Hall

Fri 25 Oct        Dunfermline    Alhambra Theatre

Sat 26 Oct       Glasgow          O2 Academy Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct      London           The Roundhouse

Fri 01 Nov       Southend         Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 02 Nov      Cambridge      Corn Exchange

Thu 07 Nov     Brighton          Dome

Fri 08 Nov       Folkstone        Leas Cliff Hall

Sat 09 Nov      Portsmouth      Pyramids Centre

Thu 14 Nov     Preston            Guild Hall

Fri 15 Nov       Newcastle       O2 Academy Newcastle

Sat 16 Nov      Scunthorpe      Baths Hall

Thu 21 Nov     Manchester      Academy 1

Fri 22 Nov       Sheffield         O2 Academy Sheffield

Sat 23 Nov      Bristol             O2 Academy Bristol

Thu 28 Nov     Oxford            O2 Academy Oxford

Fri 29 Nov       Cardiff            Cardiff University, Great Hall

Sat 30 Nov      Nottingham     Rock City

Wed 4th Dec    Belfast             Limelight 1

Fri 06 Dec       Liverpool         Mountford Hall

Sat 07 Dec      Leeds              O2 Academy Leeds

Thu 12 Dec     Norwich          UEA

Fri 13 Dec       Northampton   Roadmenders

Sat 14 Dec      Birmingham    O2 Institute

Wed 18 Dec    Frome              Cheese & Grain

Thu 19 Dec     Bournemouth  O2 Academy Bournemouth

Fri 20 Dec       Guildford        G Live

Sat 21 Dec      Lincoln            Engine Shed

A ticket presale through all of the tour’s venues will take place from 10.00am on Wednesday, 20th February.

Tickets go on general sale at 10.00am on Friday, 22nd February, available from  https://www.alttickets.com/happy-mondays-tickets

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