Happy Mondays to write new music in reality TV show ‘Singing In The Rainforest’

Charlie Simpson, Glasvegas and Scouting For Girls will also appear in the series

Happy Mondays will reportedly appear in a new reality TV show which sees artists recording new music in remote locations.

Titled Singing In The Rainforest, the show will follow the Manchester band as they meet and take inspiration from the Embera Drua people of the Upper Chagres River in Panama, central America. Former Busted and Fightstar singer Charlie Simpson and pop-rock group Scouting For Girls will also appear in the show, visiting southern Africa and Papua New Guinea respectively. Each act will write a new song influenced by their week’s stay, according to reports.

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It was previously reported that Glasvegas and Myleene Klass will also appear in the series.

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder starred in reality TV show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in 2010, finishing runner-up to winner Stacey Solomon.

Earlier this year, the Happy Mondays confirmed an 18-date tour for November and December to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of their classic album ‘Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’. Speaking about the upcoming dates, Shaun Ryder said: “Great to be doing 25 years of ‘Pills ‘N’ Thrills…’. Here’s to another 25 years. I’m going to remember it this time.”

Happy Mondays will play:

Southampton O2 Guildhall (November 5)
Birmingham O2 Academy (6)
Sheffield O2 Academy (12)
Liverpool O2 Academy (13)
Newcastle O2 Academy (14)
Glasgow O2 Academy (15)
Manchester Academy (20)
Leeds O2 Academy (21)
Nottingham Rock City (26)
Norwich UEA (27)
Bristol O2 Academy (28)
Cardiff Uni The Great Hall (29)
London O2 Academy Brixton (December 3)
Lincoln Engine Shed (4)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (5)
Oxford O2 Academy (6)
Llandudno Venue Cymru (9)
Dublin Vicar St (10)