Are The Happy Mondays Reforming in 2012
18 Jan 2012
After The Stone Roses reunion, it now seems likely that another bunch of Mancunians will be reforming. Please welcome back: The Happy Mondays!
Word on the street is that the original line-up of The Happy Mondays has got together and is preparing for live shows in 2012.
Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan, Bez, Rowetta Satchell, Mark Day and Paul Davis were the ultimate 24 hour party band and no other group has epitomised the hedonistic, carefree vibe of late 80’s and early 90’s acid house culture.
The Happy Mondays’ third album, the Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne produced “Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches” broke the band into the mainstream in 1990 and in its course changed the music landscape forever.
Labeled “Madchester,” The Happy Mondays alongside The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Primal Scream, James and a long list of now mostly forgotten acts took the idea of the guitar band to the next level by merging guitar melodies and song structures with dance elements and club culture.
Stay tuned for further developments on The Happy Mondays reunion. In the meantime, you can still buy tickets for another legendary Madchester band; The Stone Roses’ long-awaited comeback shows are now on sale through Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! ticket market.