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Happy Mondays announce 2019 ‘Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’ tour

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Tito
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Just a matter of days after the announce of Golden Plains’ 2019 lineup, one of its headline acts has announced a run of Aussie dates.

Almost 40 years ago, the music world was treated to the enigmatic group of musicians called Happy Mondays. Within a few years, the Manchester group had become one of the most prominent bands in the Madchester scene, releasing a series of highly-influential records.

By the time that 1990 rolled around, the group arguably hit their creative peak, releasing the seminal Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches record. Featuring huge tracks like ‘Kinky Afro’ and a cover of ‘Step On’, the album was massive, and is often considered a highlight of the decade.

Now, after 28 years, numerous break-ups, reformations, and a new album in between it all, Happy Mondays are set to hit up Australia in 2019 to perform their 1990 classic in full.

Already touching down in March for the 2019 edition of Golden Plains, the group are set to perform in Australia for the first time since a cancelled 2013 tour.

Kicking off in Perth on March 2nd, Happy Mondays are set to hit up Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, before wrapping things up with a headline appearance at Golden Plains.

With a lineup featuring original members Shaun and Paul Ryder, Mark Day, and Gaz Whelan, Happy Mondays will also be joined by Bez, Rowetta, and Dan Broad, with the band promising a “huge surprise” for their Aussie fans.

Tickets to this tour go on sale 9am local time on Friday, October 26th, with a pre-sale kicking off on Wednesday, October 24th.

Check out Happy Mondays’ ‘Step On’:


Happy Mondays Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches Australian Tour 2019

Saturday, March 2nd
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Sunday, March 3rd
HQ, Adelaide, SA

Thursday, March 7th
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, March 8th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, March 9th
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Pre-sale kicks off on Wednesday, October 24th

Tickets on sale through SBM Presents at 9am local time Friday, October 26th

Also appearing at the 2019 Golden Plains festival.

Golden Plains 2019

Happy Mondays
The Jesus & Mary Chain
Liz Phair
Four Tet
Magic Dirt
Beach House
The Internet
Marlon Williams
Amp Fiddler
Confidence Man
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO
DJ Harvey
Danny Krivit
Shannon & the Clams
Hieroglyphic Being
Raw Humps
Horatio Luna
The Living Eyes

With more to be announced…

Saturday, March 9th – Monday, March 11th, 2019
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, VIC
Tickets: Golden Plains