Happy Mondays announce 2022 UK tour including Manchester homecoming shows

They play two Manchester homecoming shows in November

Happy Mondays have announced their first tour in three years – see dates for October and November 2022 shows below.

The Manchester band will start the tour at Cambridge’s Corn Exchange on October 7 and conclude it at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on November 27.

Frontman Shaun Ryder will be joined by vocalist Rowetta, Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Gary Whelan (drums), Dan Broad (guitar/keys) and the band’s celebrated percussionist and dancer Mark “Bez” Berry for the shows.

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Tickets go on general sale this Friday (December 10) at 10am. They will be available from Alt Tickets and the band’s website.

Happy Mondays UK tour 2022:

OCTOBER
07 – CAMBRIDGE, CORN EXCHANGE
08 – NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY
09 – HULL, SU ASYLUM
13 – NORTHAMPTON, ROADMENDER
14 – LIVERPOOL, MOUNTFORD HALL
15 – LONDON, O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY
21 – NEWCASTLE, O2 CITY HALL
22 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
27 – BRIGHTON, DOME
28 – GUILDFORD, GLIVE
29 – SHEFFIELD, O2 ACADEMY

NOVEMBER
03 – MANCHESTER, ACADEMY
04 – MANCHESTER, ACADEMY
05 – LEEDS, O2 ACADEMY
12 – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY
13 – BLACKBURN, KINGS GEORGE’S HALL
18 – NORWICH, THE NICK RAYNS LCR
19 – BOURNEMOUTH, O2 ACADEMY
20 – OXFORD, O2 ACADEMY
24 – DUNFERMLINE, ALHAMBRA THEATRE
25 – DUNDEE, FAT SAMS
26 – GLASGOW, BARROWLANDS
27 – GLASGOW, BARROWLANDS

Joining the Happy Mondays as the tour’s special guests will be Liverpool indie rockers Cast.

In other news, Ryder made some headlines earlier this year when he appeared on This Morning to participate in a phone-in about UFO sightings.

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The singer, who is a longtime alien enthusiast, joined hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the sofa in September to chat about his own extraterrestrial experiences.

He claimed early in the interview that his first sighting occurred when he was 15 years old, “long before all my encounters with hallucinogenics”. Later, Ryder looked back on when he was making the 2013 documentary Shaun Ryder On UFOs.

Following the conversation on his own experiences, Ryder was roped into a phone-in with a range of viewers who claimed to have witnessed their own strange sightings – some more convincing than others. Read about them here.

Happy Mondays last album was 2007’s ‘Uncle Dysfunktional’.

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