25 Oct 2012
Happy Mondays Autumn Tour 2012 
Happy Mondays bring 2012 to a live conclusion in fine style with a selection of UK and continental Europe dates. It's off to the Brighton Centre on 30 November before 8 dates in France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. The tour then goes to Shetland and London before finishing on Saturday 22 December at The Warehouse Project in Manchester.

That tour itinerary in full:

November

30 - The Brighton Centre, Brighton (+ support from 808 State Sound System, 

Tickets £32.50 via theticketsellers.co.uk

December

1 - Le Trabendo, Paris, France
3 - Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
5 - Debaser, Malmö, Sweden
6 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
7 - Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway
9 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
10 - Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
11 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands

14/15 - Mareel, Shetland (+ support John Wean, The Revellers and Vertigo DJ Aftershow, tickets available now priced 50.00 GBP online via Shetland Box Office at Isleburgh Community Centre)

19/20 - Roundhouse, Camden (Standing tickets £32.50 available to buy now

22 - The Warehouse Project, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (Tickets via ents24.com priced £25.00)

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