Posted on Monday 11th November 2019 at 17:00
Happy Mondays continue their marathon tour this week with shows in Newcastle, Scunthorpe and Manchester.
Dubbing the run of shows their ‘Greatest Hits Tour’, it is an opportunity for fans to head down to venues across the country and immerse themselves in the floorfilling anthems that have soundtracked generations.
Pioneering the Madchester boom after signing to Tony Wilson's Factory Records, the Salford band have continued to impress the masses for almost four decades. Even now, their signature sound can be heard in nightclubs around the world - where blaring out the likes of Step On, Kinky Afro and Hallelujah is as expected now as it was throughout the 80s and 90s.
For this run of shows, they have reformed the classic lineup of Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Rowetta, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Dan Broad and of course, Bez. Speaking ahead of the show, Bez says he "can't wait to do some freaky dancing," and we know that this will be reciprocated and recreated by audiences around the UK.
2019 has been a hectic year for Happy Mondays - several festival performances, an Australia and New Zealand tour and now mid-way through a gruelling 29-date, three month UK schedule - but their live performance wouldn't suggest any sign of burning out any time soon.
Front man Shaun Ryder is promising some "pre-Christmas partying", and anyone that has been to a Happy Mondays show in the past will know exactly what to expect: free-flowing dancing, huge tracks and Bez hypnotically shaking his maracas throughout.
Tickets for Happy Mondays are available here.