22 May 2017
Happy Mondays Greatest Hits Tour 


Happy Mondays get back out on the road this November and December for the extensive and impressively-titled 30th Anniversary Twenty Four Hour Party People Greatest Hits Tour. Support on most (but not all) dates is from DJ Jon Dasilva.

November

14 - Bristol, O2 Academy
15 - Brighton, The Dome Concert Hall
16 - London, Roundhouse
17 - Cardiff, The Great Hall, Cardiff University
18 - Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
22 - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
23 - Norwich, UEA
24 - Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
25 - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 - Preston, The Grand Hall, Preston Guild Hall
29 - Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall
30 - Carlisle, The Sands Centre

December

1 - Liverpool, Olympia
2 - Leeds, O2 Academy
6 - Birmingham, O2 Institute
7 - Lincoln, Engine Shed
8 - Newcastle, O2 Academy
9 - Nottingham, Rock City
13 - Manchester, Manchester Academy
14 - Conwy, The Arena, Venue Cymru, Llandudno
15 - Dublin, Vicar Street [Buy Tickets]
20 - Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
21 - Inverness, Ironworks
22 - Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
23 - Glasgow, O2 Academy

Tickets (except Dublin - see individual date) available now via alttickets.com.

More details at Happy Mondays Facebook.

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