Happy Mondays Announce Greatest Hits Tour For 2019
Eschewing their once legendary, though more likely apocryphal, pursuit of all things ingestibly pharmaceutical, these days, mad-for-it Manchester band Happy Mondays are on a mission announcing a marathon twenty-nine date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December 2019. Tickets on sale now.
The classic line-up of front man 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.
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.
Although they are not playing Edinburgh the Scottish leg includes these dates in case you feel you just cannot miss them :
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