Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays have confirmed a eighteen-date tour for November and December 2015 to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the band’s classic album ‘Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches’ - with the band set to perform the album in its entirety, in addition to other hits.
Looking ahead to the tour Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder said, “Great to be doing twenty-five years of ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills…’. Here’s to another twenty-five years. I'm going to remember it this time.”
Ryder added, “There’s some really great work on ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills…’. It was the album that put us on Top of The Pops.”
Released on 27th November 1990, ‘Pills 'n' Thrills…’ spent thirty-one weeks on the UK albums chart, peaking at #4, and was preceded by the release of Happy Mondays’ biggest hit singles, ‘Step On’ and ‘Kinky Afro’, which both reached #5 in the UK singles chart.
The tour will kick-off on Thursday, 5th November at O2 Guildhall, Southampton and will end on Wednesday, 10th December at Dublin’s Vicar St.