Happy Mondays Announce UK Wide Tour

Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays have announced details of a UK tour this May. The Madchester legends, who had confirmed that they would be reuniting with their original line-up yesterday (January 29), will play 11 dates including a homecoming show at Manchester Arena, with support coming from Inspiral Carpets.

The run begins at Newcastle O2 Academy on 3rd May and will include two shows at London O2 Academy Brixton on 10th & 11th May, before coming to an end at Nottingham Rock City on 18th May. Speaking about the band’s reunion and forthcoming tour, frontman Shaun Ryder said:

“We all met up last week and some of the lads haven’t seen each other in over 10, 15 years. It’s as if we’ve never been apart – so good to all be in the same room again. We can’t wait now to get on tour and play the songs that made us famous.”

Rumours of a Happy Mondays reunion first circulated in early December, when a report claimed that they were set to reform for a full tour and documentary in 2012. A representative for the band told the music press that the group had no immediate plans to reform, but backing singer Rowetta Satchell confirmed yesterday that the group’s original line up would be getting back together to play a month-long tour.

Happy Mondays will play:

3rd Newcastle O2 Academy
4th Glasgow 02 Academy
5th Manchester Arena
6th Sheffield O2 Academy
9th Bournemouth O2 Academy
10th London O2 Academy Brixton
11th London O2 Academy Brixton
12th Birmingham O2 Academy
15th Dublin Olympia
17th Leeds 02 Academy
18th Nottingham Rock City


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