This June sees the return of the Happy Mondays, live at The Forum, London. Legends of the Manchester acid house scene and hero to many a raver, these guys have been shaking maracas and twisting melons for over twenty years. With the amount of narcotics consumed between them, its a miracle they’re all standing, let alone gigging. This is great news for me, I spent the entirety of my youth heavily intoxicated and rolling around the club scene. The human body’s ability to self heal never ceases to amaze.
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 Blighty at the time. The rest as they say, is history.
June 29 is one show you need to see. Full, original and definitive line up PLUS Special guests to be announced soon. Don’t miss out!
Happy Mondays and special guests
Tickets available HERE
Saturday June 29
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd, London