The original line up HAPPY MONDAYS announce UK Tour plus special guests INSPIRAL CARPETS

Happy Mondays

The Definitive Original Line Up
UK Tour 2012
Plus Special Guests Inspiral Carpets

Bez, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Paul Davies, Paul Ryder, Rowetta and Shaun Ryder – the original line up of Happy Mondays are back together for the first time in over 19 years and will embark on an 11 date UK tour in May including a massive show at Manchester Arena.

Shaun Ryder says; ‘We all met up last week and some of the lads haven’t seen each other in over 10, 15 years. It’s as if we’ve never been apart – so good to all be in the same room again. We can’t wait now to get on tour and play the songs that made us famous.'

Happy Mondays were first discovered by the legend Tony Wilson in the Hacienda and have become synonymous with the Manchester music scene.

Since their first album Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) which debuted in 1987 Happy Mondays followed up with two classic albums; Bummed in 1988, then Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches which went on to achieve platinum status in the UK alone.

Expect to hear songs ‘Step On’, ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘24 Hour Party People’ and many, many more.

Happy Mondays will be joined by special guests – the newly reformed Inspiral Carpets.

May 2012
Thursday 3rd           Newcastle O2 Academy                0844 477 2000
Friday 4th                Glasgow O2 Academy                   0844 499 9990
Saturday 5th            Manchester Arena                      0844 847 8000
Sunday 6th              Sheffield O2 Academy                  0844 477 2000
Wednesday 9th         Bournemouth O2 Academy           0844 477 2000
Thursday 10th         London O2 Academy Brixton        0844 477 2000
Friday 11th              London O2 Academy Brixton        0844 477 2000
Saturday 12th          Birmingham O2 Academy             0844 477 2000
Tuesday 15th           Dublin Olympia                         (353) 1 6793323 / 0818719330
Thursday 17th         Leeds O2 Academy                      0844 477 2000
Friday 18th              Nottingham Rock City                 0845 413 4444

Tickets are onsale Friday 3rd February at 10am