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Happy Mondays

Sun 14 Apr 2024
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Shake your maracas in the air like you just don’t care! The Madchester legends perform their classic hits

The Manchester legends are coming to Brighton on their first headline tour in five years. 

Happy Mondays are Shaun Ryder (front man), Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Mark Day (guitar), Gary Whelan (drums) and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys). On what's billed as The Been There Done That Tour, they'll beperforming the band’s classic hits such as 24 Hour Party People, Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit, Judge Fudge, W.F.L. and Kinky Afro, amongst many others.

'We’re really looking forward to the Happy Mondays’ first headline tour for five years,' said Shaun Ryder. 'We’ll be playing all the hits for everyone, so it’s going to be a lot of fun. See you there!'

Bez said, 'Can’t wait to get out on tour with Happy Mondays. Shake your maracas in the air like you just don’t care!'

Rowetta added, “Me and my voice can’t wait to sing all across the UK for a tour to remember.'

Happy Mondays became the pioneers of the Madchester sound after signing to Tony Wilson’s Factory Records in the late ‘80s, blending their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with the sounds of the UK’s emerging rave scene.

The band became icons of Britain’s biggest cultural phenomenon for a generation when they crossed over into the mainstream with the release of their third album, 1990’s platinum-selling Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches.

The Happy Mondays’ reputation as one of Britain’s most influential and loved bands was recognised in 2016 when they won the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award.

Alongside Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets were one of the most popular bands to emerge from the late-'80s/early-'90s Madchester scene. Following their 1989 Indie Chart-topping singles Find Out Why and Move, the band released their breakthrough hit This Is How It Feels, which began a run of four UK Top 20 albums.

Nottingham’s Stereo MC’s first achieved mainstream success when their 1992 single Connected became an international Top 20 hit. Taken from their smash hit Top 10 album of the same name, Connected was followed by hit singles Step It Up, Ground Level and Creation, firmly cementing Stereo MC’s place in Hip Hop/Electronic Dance history.

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