Live and direct in London
One of the greatest bands of a generation, the one and only Happy Mondays return to the London stage. Across two nights at the historic London Roundhouse, this illustrious band who helped spark the cultural ‘Madchester’ movement will perform tracks from their colossal back catalogue.
Earlier this year The Happy Mondays announced a return to the live stage, reuniting the full original line up for the first time in over 19 years. This led to two sold out night at Brixton Academy and a further 3rd date added. The Roundhouse will give fans a chance to get up close to the band in what is sure to be 2 very special nights in the run up to Christmas.
In 1985 Factory Records band fused a sound that owed as much to northern soul and funk as it did rock and psychedelia. It was however the influence of the house music records beaming in from Chicago that had the most profound effect on the band. In 1990 they released the ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ album which collided with the acid house and rave movement that had swept the UK, firmly putting The Happy Mondays on the map as one of the most inspiring bands to come out of England in the early 1990s.
Influentially The Happy Mondays sound can be felt far and wide, with The Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Charlatans all tipping their hats. The Roundhouse shows will no doubt feature the classics ‘Step On’, ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘Hallelujah’ and of course the track that was mirrored by a film of the same name ‘24 Hour Party People’ cementing the bands reputation as one of the most advantageous and colorful of the last 20 years.
Event: Capital Music Events presents… The Happy Mondays
Line-up: The Happy Mondays with support from 808 State Soundsystem and special guests
Date: Wednesday December 19th & Thursday December 20th 2012
Venue: The Roundhouse
Times: 7PM – 11PM
Tickets: £32.50 Advance, more on the door if applicable
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