Happy Mondays have just announced a huge UK and Ireland tour for winter this year. The tour will be to celebrate greatest hits.
The band from Manchester have been making music since 1980. They will be hitting the road in November all the way through till December. The tour will mark 30 years since they released their debut album, “Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)”
Tickets go on sale Friday the 17th of March at 9:00am. They also go on pre-sale Wednesday 15th of March at 10:00am. The tour dates are listed below.
14th Nov – Bristol, O2 Academy
15th Nov – Brighton, Dome
16th Nov – London, Roundhouse
17th Nov – Cardiff, Great Hall
18th Nov – Portsmouth, Pyramids
22nd Nov – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
23rd Nov – Norwich, UEA
24th Nov – Southend-on-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
25th Nov – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28th Nov – Preston, Guild Hall
Shaun Ryder told NME last year that Happy Mondays are working on an album, “going to do a Happy Mondays album first, but we’ve put the brakes on that until next year, as there’s been record label politics.”
He continued: “Plus, there’s six people in the Mondays who’ve all got an equal say and we’ve been arguing for 30 years about who’s the boss. It just takes longer to get done.
“While all that’s going on with the Mondays, me and Kermit are doing a Black Grape album. We’re keeping it close to our chests as to how it sounds, but me and Kermit still flow. We’ve still got that energy we did back in the day. There’s only two of us, not six, so it’s not too strenuous to make a Black Grape album.”