Happy Mondays announce 30th anniversary UK tour

Happy Mondays have announced that they’ll be heading on tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and play all their greatest hits.

The 25-date tour will kick off in Bristol on November 14, and will lead all the way up to Christmas with the final show taking place on December 23 in Glasgow. In between, the band will play the likes of London, Norwich, Liverpool, Newcastle, Llandudno and Dublin. Full dates are below.

Today’s announcement precedes the 30th anniversary of the Happy Monday’s debut album, Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), which was released back in 1987 through the legendary Factory Records.

Speaking about the announcement, frontman Shaun Ryder said: “I am really looking forward to the ‘Mondays’ shows leading up to Christmas 2017. We’re performing better than ever and I love getting together with the band, blasting out all our great tunes we’ve made together over the decades. It’s gonna be great.

Bez, the group’s dancer and percussionist, added, “Just as I thought it was all over, the party’s starting again. Look forward to seeing you all.”

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 17).

Happy Mondays will play:

14 – Bristol, O2 Academy
15 – Brighton, Dome
16 – London, Roundhouse
17 – Cardiff, Great Hall
18 – Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
22 – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
23 – Norwich, UEA
24 – Southend, Cliffs Pavillion
25 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 – Preston, Guildhall
29 – Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
30 – Carlisle, The Sands Centre

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, Academy 1
14 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru
15 – Dublin, Vicar Street
20 – Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
21 – Inverness, The Ironworks
22 – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
23 – Glasgow, O2 Academy