Shaun Ryder has cancelled solo gig this Wednesday (December 7), however
Happy Mondays have no immediate plans to reform with their original line-up, a spokesperson for the band has said.
A report in The Sun this morning (December 5) claimed that Manchester band were set to reunite for a full tour and documentary next year. Rumours of the reformation were further fuelled earlier today when singer Shaun Ryder cancelled a gig in Leicester this Wednesday (7).
The band’s representative told NME that although singer Ryder and brother Paul were on better terms as reported, it was a “bit of a leap” to suggest Happy Mondays had anything planned for 2012.
However, she refused to completely rule out the possibility of the band doing something together next year, in light of plans to re-release their classic album ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches’.
Happy Mondays have reunited twice before, most recently in 2004, but without founding members Mark Day, Paul Davis, Rowetta Satchell and Paul Ryder. Paul had sworn he wanted nothing to do with the band again when they split for a second time in 2000.
The band have released five albums during their career, with their most recent effort ‘Uncle Dysfunktional’ coming out in 2007.