23 Jun 2009
Delightful 
Happy Mondays are confirmed for the Splendour In The Grass festival which is held in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia on 25/26 July 2009. This will be the only Australian performance for Happy Mondays.

The Festival also features Doves, Bloc Party, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, The Specials and Janes Addiction.

Meanwhile, Happy Mondays has also confirmed an extensive North American tour with The Psychedelic Furs for autumn 2009. The unusual pairing play all over the USA and a couple of Canadian cities as follows:

September

08 / CHICAGO, IL / House of Blues
09 / MILWAUKEE, WI / Pabst Theatre
11 / BOULDER, CO / Boulder Theater
12 / SALT LAKE CITY, UT / In The Venue
14 / SEATTLE, WA / Moore Theatre
15 / PORTLAND, OR / Crystal Ballroom
17 / SAN FRANCISCO, CA / Grand Ballroom
18 / LOS ANGELES, CA / Club Nokia
19 / ANAHEIM, CA / House of Blues
20 / SAN DIEGO, CA / House of Blues
22 / LAS VEGAS, NV / House of Blues
24 / AUSTIN, TX / Stubb's
25 / DALLAS, TX / House of Blues
26 / HOUSTON, TX / House of Blues
28 / ST PETERSBURG, FL / Ritz
29 / FT LAUDERDALE, FL / Revolution
30 / ORLANDO, FL / House of Blues

October

02 / ATLANTA, GA / Masquerade
03 / CHARLOTTE, NC / Amos' Southend
04 / NORFOLK, VA / NorVa
06 / WASHINGTON, DC / 9:30 Club
07 / PHILADELPHIA, PA / Trocadero
09 / NEW YORK, NY / Roseland Ballroom
10 / BOSTON, MA / House of Blues
12 / COLUMBUS, OH / Newport Music Hall
13 / DETROIT, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
14 / TORONTO, ON / Koolhaus
15 / MONTREAL, QU / Olympia de Montreal

More info at burneddowndays.com

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