07 October 2013Bummed: Happy Mondays 25th anniversary tour
A reminder that FACT 220 will form the basis of the next Happy Mondays tour in November. Not surprisingly christened 'Bummed - the 25th anniversary tour', Shaun Ryder's very merry men will celebrate a quarter of a century since the release of their Martin Hannett-produced second album, way back in 1988.
You can expect to hear the rousing clarion call of anthems such as 'Wrote For Luck', 'Lazyitis' and 'Mad Cyril', as well as other tunes from their repertoire.
Tickets are on sale now with further info available via Allgigs. N.B. The Herne Bay show on 21st November has already sold out so expect the others to follow suit at some point. The Sunshine Underground will support (plus other 'guests').
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