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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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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