The Happy Mondays have announced a huge Greatest Hits tour featuring their classic line-up performing 29 dates across the UK including Manchester Academy.

Shaun Ryder, Bez, Rowetta, Gary Whelan, Paul Ryder, Mary Day and Dan Broad will hit the road to perform their timeless hits including Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L., Loose Fit, Judge Fuder and 24 Hour Party people.

The 29-date tour opens on 23 October before, stopping off at Manchester Academy and Liverpool’s Mountford Hall.

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

Bez 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.”

When do the Happy Monday’s headline at Manchester Academy?

The Happy Mondays headline at Manchester Academy on 21 November 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of 29 UK tour dates they will be playing:
23 October   –   Inverness, The Ironworks
24 October   –   Aberdeen, Music Hall
25 October   –   Sunfermline, Alhambra Theatre
26 October   –   Glasgow, O2 Academy
31 October   –   London, Roundhouse
1 November   –   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
2 November   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7 November   –   Brighton, Dome
8 November   –   Folkstone, Leas Cliff Hall
9 November   –   Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
14 November   –   Preston, Guild Hall
15 November   –   Newcastle, O2 Academy
16 November   –   Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
21 November   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy

22 November   –   Sheffield, O2 Academy
23 November   –   Bristol, O2 Academy
28 November   –   Oxford, O2 Academy
29 November   –   Cardiff, Cardiff University
30 November   –   Nottingham, Rock City
4 December   –   Belfast, Limelight 1
6 December   –   Liverpool, Mountford Hall
7 December   –   Leeds, O2 Academy
12 December   –   Norwich, UEA
13 December   –   Northampton, Roadmenders
14 December   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute
18 December   –   Frome, Cheese & Grain
19 December   –   Bournemouth, O2 Academy
20 December   –   Guildford, G Live
21 December   –   Lincoln, Engine Shed

When do tickets go on sale for Happy Mondays at Manchester Academy?

Tickets for Happy Mondays’ UK tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 22 February.  A presale will take place through tour venues from 10am on Wednesday 20 February.

Image of the Happy Mondays courtesy Paul Husband.