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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).

You can register for the pre-sale from Alt Tickets before 3pm today here, or via the Happy Mondays’ Facebook page.

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:

November 2017:

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

December 2017:

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.

CONNOR FAULKNER

PHOTO: PAUL HUSBAND

 

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