Happy Mondays in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:48 27 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:56 27 May 2013

Happy Mondays have announced a live show at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Happy Mondays have announced a live show at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield


YOU’RE twistin’ my melon man! Mancunian alternative rockers Happy Mondays have confirmed a live show for Hatfield later this year.

Front by Shaun Ryder, the Madchester baggy legends will be playing the Forum Hertfordshire on Wednesday, December 4 as part of their ‘Bummed’ 25th Anniversary Tour.

Happy Mondays’ second album came out in 1988 and featured Wrote for Luck (WFL).

Follow-up Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches in 1990 sold more than 350,000 copies in the UK alone and includes top five singles Step On – which includes the lyrics “you’re twistin’ my melon man” – and Kinky Afro.

Happy Mondays were first discovered by Factory Records impresario Tony Wilson in the Hacienda and have become synonymous with the Manchester music scene.

Their first album, Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), debuted in 1987.

They followed it with Bummed in 1988 and then Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches.

The original Happy Mondays line-up of ‘Bez’, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Paul Davies, Paul Ryder, Rowetta and Shaun Ryder reformed last year.

And fans can expect to hear songs such as Mad Cyril, Wrote For Luck, Lazyitis, Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah and 24 Hour Party People when they play the Forum.

Tickets for the Hatfield concert cost £28 in advance, plus standard booking fees.

They will be available on an O2 Priority pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, May 31 at 9am.

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