HAPPY MONDAYS: BUMMED 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2013 SECOND MANCHESTER DATE ADDED

HAPPY MONDAYS: BUMMED 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2013 SECOND MANCHESTER DATE ADDED

25 years on from its release in November 1988, Happy Mondays’ sophomore album Bummed (Fac 220) still sounds extraordinary and unique.

 

Marrying dense funkadelic grooves with biting post-punk guitars and disorientating, eddying keyboards it makes for a vivid, unsettling, and elaborate whole. We hear slide guitar mixing with looped drum-machines, alongside sound clips from the film ‘Performance’ and half-inched Beatles melodies; all unified by Shaun Ryder’s singular incantations of luck, lazyitis and fat lady wrestlers.

 

The importance of this record can’t be overstated; Bummed propelled the Happy Mondays into the wider public eye, found them dominating Top Of The Pops and playing stadiums. Bummed is the crucial connector between indie and acid house of course, between rock and rave – just listen to the Vince Clarke remix of ‘Wrote For Luck’ (WFL) –

this is something daring and unheard of which changed the clubbing landscape of the country forever.

 

So exactly 25 years later we have a chance to hear this seminal and astonishing album played out in full; from the two stepping ‘Country Song to a meeting with ‘Mad Cyril’ and a heady dose of ‘Lazyitis’ along the way. These performances are guaranteed to be unprecedented and phenomenal.

 

Due to demand a second Manchester show has been added The Ritz on 15th November and will go onsale Friday 19th July at 9am. Tickets will be available from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051.

 

Support for Manchester will be special guests Big Unit.

 

November 2013

 

15th The Ritz Manchester – new date added

21st  Kings Hall Canterbury

22nd  The Forum London

23rd  The Ritz Manchester – SOLD OUT

25th  UEA Norwich

28th  O2 Academy Leicester

29th  O2 Academy Newcastle

30th  O2 Academy Leeds

 

December 2013

 

1st  O2 Academy Glasgow

4th  The Forum Hertfordshire

5th  O2 Academy Bournemouth

6th  O2 Academy Birmingham

7th  O2 Academy Liverpool

12th  O2 Academy Sheffield

13th  O2 Academy Oxford

14th  O2 Academy Bristol

 

 

Links

 

happymondaysonline.com

twitter.com/happy_mondays

facebook.com/happymondaysonline

classicslum.tumblr.com

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