Twenty Four Hour Party People… Happy Mondays come to The Forum
Saturday 29 June 2013
It seems every time I open the Music Eyz mailbox there is another band or artist from yesteryear making a comeback. Some, OK, most of them you can ignore or just make note of. A few recent exceptions to that are notably David Bowie and Justin Timberlake. But this latest one, is amazing. Yes the Happy Mondays have performed recently, but we have to give these guys some coverage. They underpinned Madchester and set the tone for a generation.
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.
Advance tickets £32.50: http://capitalmusicevents.com/happy-mondays-2/