With the Bluetones’ announcement of a 20th anniversary tour and now the Happy Mondays’ announcement of a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches, this Tuesday in mid-April is like Christmas morning for the British indie faithful. But instead of presents under the tree we get a bunch of twisted melons, man.
After teasing a new tour a few weeks ago, the Madchester legends made an official announcement today, hitting the road for an 18-date UK and Ireland tour that kicks off November 5 in Southampton and concludes December 10 in Dublin, Ireland. Maybe we’ll get some North American shows in early 2016, but with the Mondays, who knows.
But if you’re on the right side of the Atlantic and you want to hear Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches performed live in its entirety, make sure to get your tickets when the pre-sale begins on April 15 on seetickets.com.
Here’s the full run of shows:
Happy Mondays Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches 25th anniversary tour:
November 5 – Southampton, U.K. @ Guildhall Southampton
November 6 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Academy Birmingham
November 12 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Academy Sheffield
November 13 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Academy Liverpool
November 14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. @ Academy Newcastle
November 15 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Academy Glasgow
November 20 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy
November 21 – Leeds, U.K. @ Academy Leeds
November 26 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Nottingham Rock City
November 27 – Norwich, U.K. @ UEA
November 28 – Bristol, U.K. @ Academy Bristol
November 29 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Great Hall
December 3 – London, U.K. @ Academy Brixton
December 4 – Lincoln, U.K. @ Engine Shed
December 5 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Corn Exchange
December 6 – Oxford, U.K. @ Academy Oxford
December 9 – Llandudno, U.K. @ Venue Cymru
December 10 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
And here are some of the tracks that you’ll get to hear from the critically-acclaimed, Paul Oakenfold- and Steve Osborne-produced album: