Happy Mondays Announce UK Greatest Hits Tour
Madchester legends Happy Mondays announced a twenty-five date greatest hits tour this morning, spanning November and December of this year.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’, the tour marks their first series of headlining gigs in four years.
A fan pre-sale will be held tomorrow, from 10am (Wednesday 15th March), before going on sale to the public at 9am this Friday (17th March).
Tickets are available from all good sellers, such as See Tickets and Ticketmaster, but to avoid disaster and disappointment (and god forbid, giving tickets to touts), please make sure you purchase tickets from reputable, trusted sellers.
Dates for the ‘Twenty Four Hour Party People Greatest Hits’ tour across the UK and Ireland are below:
14th Bristol – 02 Academy
14th Brighton – Dome
16th London – Roundhouse
17th Cardiff – Great Hall
18th Portsmouth – Pyramids Centre
22nd Folkestone – Leas Cliff Hall
23rd Norwich – UEA
24th Southend – Cliffs Pavilion
25th Cambridge – Corn Exchange
28th Preston – Guild Hall
29th Scunthorpe – Baths Hal
30th Carlisle – The Sands Centre
1st Liverpool – Olympia
2nd Leeds – 02 Academy
6th Birmingham – 02 Institute
7th Lincoln – Engine Shed
8th Newcastle – 02 Academy
9th Nottingham – Rock City
13th Manchester – Academy 1
14th Llandudno – Venue Cymru
15th Dublin – Vicar Street
20th Aberdeen – Beach Ballroom
21st Inverness – The Ironworks
22nd Kilmarnock – Grand Hall
23rd Glasgow – 02 Academy
Such a tour has been long sought after, given that the band have been caught up with changes in management and solo endeavours. In an interview with NME, founder Shaun Ryder even teased the prospect of new music, stating that they were “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”.
So aside from a Black Grape album and new Happy Mondays tunes later down the line, you’ve even got a tour to look forward to. Perfect for anyone after an early Christmas present.
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