Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits Tour for 2019
- Becki Crossley
- 18 February 2019
Call the cops, legendary Madchester band to perform throughout October–December
Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a marathon 29-date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December. Tickets are available from 10am on Fri 22 Feb.
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.
The Happy Mondays' classic lineup of front man Shaun Ryder plus Bez, Rowetta , Gary Whelan, Paul Ryder, Mark Day and and Dan Broad will perform timeless hits such as 'Step On', 'Kinky Afro', ''Hallelujah', and '24 Hour Party People', among many others.
Ryder says: '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 adds: 'Really excited and looking forward to the Happy Mondays tour – can't wait to do some freaky dancing.'
Happy Mondays UK tour dates:
Wed 23 Oct – The Ironworks, Inverness
Thu 24 Oct – Aberdeen Music Hall
Fri 25 Oct – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
Sat 26 Oct – O2 Academy Glasgow
Thu 31 Oct – The Roundhouse, London
Fri 1 Nov – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Sat 2 Nov – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 7 Nov – Brighton Dome
Fri 8 Nov – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone
Sat 9 Nov – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
Thu 14 Nov – Guild Hall, Preston
Fri 15 Nov – O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle
Sat 16 Nov – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Thu 21 Nov – Academy 1, Manchester
Fri 22 Nov – O2 Academy, Sheffield
Sat 23 Nov – O2 Academy, Bristol
Thu 28 Nov – O2 Academy,Oxford
Fri 29 Nov – Great Hall, Cardiff University
Sat 30 Nov – Rock City, Nottingham
Wed 4 Dec – Limelight 1, Belfast
Fri 6 Dec – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
Sat 7 Dec – O2 Academy, Leeds
Thu 12 Dec – UEA, Norwich
Fri 13 Dec – Roadmenders, Northampton
Sat 14 Dec – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Wed 18 Dec – Cheese & Grain, Frome
Thu 19 Dec – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Fri 20 Dec – G Live, Guildford
Sat 21 Dec – Engine Shed, Lincoln
Tickets for the Happy Mondays anniversary tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 22 Feb.