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Happy Mondays return with the greatest hits!

18/02/2019 by Richard Samuel

Scrap the pills and only focus on the thrills as Happy Mondays get set for The Great Hall, Cardiff Students' Union on Friday the 29th of November. Tickets will go on sale 10am on Friday the 22nd of February right here. However you can gain access to our pre-sale by signing up to our mailing list here, make sure you say yes to indie/rock shows by 3pm on Tuesday.

As this is the greatest hits tour expect the likes of Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, 24 Hour Party People and more. Get into the mood by listening to Spotify's essential playlist here

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.”

After signing to Tony Wilson’s Factory Records, the late ‘80s saw the Happy Mondays become the pioneers of the Madchester sound, as they blended their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with the sounds of the UK’s emerging rave scene.

The band’s third album, 1990’s platinum-selling ‘Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches’, led to the Happy Mondays crossing over into the mainstream to become icons of Britain’s biggest cultural phenomenon for a generation. The record went platnium selling over 350,000 copies.

In 2016, the Happy Mondays won the Ivor Novello’s Inspiration Award, further cementing their reputation as one of Britain’s most influential and loved bands.

The line-up now features Shaun Ryder on vocals, Mark Day on guitar, bassist Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan on drums, singer Rowetta, musical director Dan Broad on keyboard and dancer/percussionist Mark Berry (Bez).

We can't wait to groove to their inimitable mix of funk, rave and psychedelia. This show has always sold out well in advance in previous years, so get your tickets as quick as you can.