20 October 2012Happy Mondays live in Shetland 2012
Other former Factory acts who have played on the UK's most northerly islands include Peter Hook, The Durutti Column and Dermo from Northside.
Happy Mondays shows will take place in Shetland's new 600 capacity venue, Mareel.
Support comes from John Wean, The Revellers and Vertigo (DJ Aftershow).
Tickets available now priced 50.00 GBP online via Shetland Box Office at Isleburgh Community Centre.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography