added: 28 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
This June legendary 'Madchester' band Happy Mondays return to London for a performance at The Forum, bringing along some special guests for the ride.
Happy Mondays announced a return to the live stage in 2012, reuniting the full, original lineup for the first time in over 19 years. Causing a media frenzy, and a rush for tickets, they followed two sold-out nights in May at Brixton Academy with a two-night residency at Camden's heritage Roundhouse venue, courtesy of CME ' and they took acid house pioneers 808 State along for the ride. Now Happy Mondays are coming back to the capital, and tickets are on sale now .
In 1985 Happy Mondays fused a sound that owed as much to northern soul and funk as it did rock and psychedelia. But it was the influence of the house music records beaming in from Chicago that had the most profound effect on the band. The 1990 album 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' collided with the acid house and rave movement that had swept the UK, firmly putting Happy Mondays on the map as one of the most inspiring bands to come out of England at the time. The rest as they say, is history, and the band has achieved a cult following.
With classic cuts 'Step On', 'Kinky Afro', 'Hallelujah' and of course the track mirrored by a film of the same name 'Twenty-Four Hour Party People' cementing the band's reputation as one of the most advantageous and colorful of the last 20 years, June 29 is one show you need to see. Special guests will be announced soon. Don't miss it!
Happy Mondays and special guests
Saturday June 29
9-17 Highgate Rd
Advance tickets £32.50: here.