Twist your melon – Happy Mondays have announced a ‘Greatest Hits’ UK tour

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Happy Mondays have announced details of a lengthy UK ‘Greatest Hits’ tour. See full dates and ticket details below.

The ‘Madchester’ indie veterans will be playing a massive 29 shows between October and December, including stops at Manchester’s Academy and London’s Roundhouse.

“Be great to be back out on the road with Happy Mondays for some pre-Christmas partying,” said frontman Shaun Ryder. “Looking forward to playing all the hits and more at these shows.”

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Bez meanwhile, said: “Really excited and looking forward to the Happy Mondays tour – can’t wait to do some freaky dancing.”

Rowetta added: “I’m really looking forward to this tour, almost 30 years since I first got on stage with the Mondays. The band and the fans are like family to me and I still love singing these songs as much as I did in 1990.”

The band’s full upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday February 22.

OCTOBER
Wednesday 23 2019 – INVERNESS Ironworks
Thursday 24 2019 – ABERDEEN Music Hall
Friday 25 2019 – DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre
Saturday 26 2019 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Thursday 31 2019 – LONDON Roundhouse
NOVEMBER
Friday 1 2019 – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday 2 2019 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thursday 7 2019 – BRIGHTON Dome
Friday 8 2019 – FOLKSTONE Leas Cliff Hall
Saturday 9 2019 – PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
Thursday 14 2019 – PRESTON Guild Hall
Friday 15 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Saturday 16 2019 – SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall
Thursday 21 2019 – MANCHESTER Academy
Friday 22 2019 – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Saturday 23 2019 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thursday 28 2019 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Friday 29 2019 – CARDIFF University Great Hall
Saturday 30 2019 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
DECEMBER
Wednesday 4 2019 – BELFAST Limelight
Thursday 5 2019 – DUBLIN Vicar St
Friday 6 2019 – LIVERPOOL Mountford Hall
Saturday 7 2019 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Thursday 12 2019 – NORWICH UEA
Friday 13 2019 – NORTHAMPTON Roadmenders
Saturday 14 2019 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Wednesday 18 2019 – FROME Cheese and Grain
Thursday 19 2019 – BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
Friday 20 2019 – GUILDFORD G Live
Saturday 21 2019 – LINCOLN Engine Shed

Bez
Bez

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Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Bez was ‘in talks’ to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2019. Shaun Ryder said that he too was asked, but there were fears that he would swear too much.

“I did get asked to do Strictly, yes, and it was at the same time I got asked to do the Jungle…“The absolute truth of that is Strictly f***** me off and the Jungle had me,” said Ryder.

He added: “I don’t think they were going to let me go on Saturday night television live on the BBC…I might have said ‘F*** off you c**** – who the f*** do you think you are you bunch of t**** talking about me?

“I might have done that, just might. There might have been a small chance.”

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