TOUR NEWS : Happy Mondays Announce UK Tour For 2024

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Happy Mondays Announce UK Tour For 2024

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a 16-date UK tour for March and April 2024, which will be their only shows of 2024. They will be joined on this special run of shows by very special guests and fellow ‘90s British music icons, Inspiral Carpets and Stereo MC’s.

The Manchester legends’ first headline tour in five years will begin in Glasgow on 14th March and end in Brighton on 14th April, and includes a hometown date at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on 4th April and a date at London’s Troxy on 6th April.

Billed as ‘The Been There Done That Tour’, Happy Mondays front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals) Mark Day (guitar), Gary Whelan (drums) and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform the band’s classic hits such as ‘24 Hour Party People’, ‘Step On’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Loose Fit’, ‘Judge Fudge’, ‘W.F.L.’ and ‘Kinky Afro’, amongst many others.

Shaun Ryder said, “We’re really looking forward to the Happy Mondays’ first headline tour for five years. We’ll be playing all the hits for everyone, so it’s going to be a lot of fun. See you there!”

Bez said, “Can’t wait to get out on tour with Happy Mondays. Shake your maracas in the air like you just don’t care!”

 Rowetta added, “Me and my voice can’t wait to sing all across the UK for a tour to remember.”

Happy Mondays became the pioneers of the Madchester sound after signing to Tony Wilson’s Factory Records in the late ‘80s, blending their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with the sounds of the UK’s emerging rave scene.

The band became icons of Britain’s biggest cultural phenomenon for a generation when they crossed over into the mainstream with the release of their third album, 1990’s platinum-selling ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches’.

The Happy Mondays’ reputation as one of Britain’s most influential and loved bands was recognised in 2016 when they won the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award.

Alongside Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets were one of the most popular bands to emerge from the late-’80s/early-’90s Madchester scene. Following their 1989 Indie Chart-topping singles ‘Find Out Why’ and ‘Move’, the band released their breakthrough hit ‘This Is How It Feels’, which began a run of four UK Top 20 albums, Life (#2), The Beast Inside (#5), Revenge of The Goldfish (#17) and Devil Hopping (#10) .

Nottingham’s Stereo MC’s first achieved mainstream success when their 1992 single ‘Connected’ became an international Top 20 hit. Taken from their smash hit Top 10 album of the same name, Connected was followed by hit singles ‘Step It Up’, ‘Ground Level’ and ‘Creation’, firmly cementing Stereo MC’s place in Hip Hop/Electronic Dance history.

Tickets for the Happy Mondays’ ‘Been There Done That Tour’ go on sale at 10.00am on Friday, 6th October, available from www.alttickets.com and www.happymondaysofficial.co.uk

The full list of tour dates is as follows:

14th March       Glasgow           Barrowland

16th March       Nottingham      Rock City

22nd March       Newcastle        O2 City Hall

24th March       Bristol              O2 Academy

28th March       Northampton   Royal & Derngate

29th March       Leeds               O2 Academy

30th March       Birmingham     O2 Academy

31st March       Bournemouth   O2 Academy

4th April           Manchester      O2 Victoria Warehouse

6th April           London            Troxy

7th April           Southend         Cliffs Pavilion

11th April         Cambridge       Corn Exchange

12th April         Sheffield          O2 Academy

13th April         Liverpool         Mountford Hall

14th April         Brighton           Dome

 

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