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HAPPY MONDAYS, THE ORIGINAL "24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE" BRING THE FESTIVITIES STATESIDE

July 13, 2009

Written By: Jim Markunas

Free Music! Download – “Step On

For The First Time Ever, Happy Mondays Team Up With The Psychedelic Furs For Fall U.S. Tour

Together for the first time ever, Happy Mondays and The Psychedelic Furs are teaming up to bring American audiences riotous nights of unbridled sound and fury, packaged together with support from cutting-edge bands, Amusement Parks On Fire and Island.

The music industry has yet to see a co-headlining bill quite like this one. The rawkus club and rave culture brought about by Shaun Ryder and his gang of Happy Mondays merry men is a perfect accompaniment for the brothers Butler, punk-influenced Psychedelic Furs.

Tour Dates
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre *
Friday, September 11, 2009 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre *
Saturday, September 12, 2009 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Venue *
Monday, September 14, 2009 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre *
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Thursday, September 17, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – Grand Regency Center *
Friday, September 18, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia *
Saturday, September 19, 2009 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
Sunday, September 20, 2009 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues*
Thursday, September 24, 2009 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ *
Friday, September 25, 2009 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
Saturday, September 26, 2009 – Houston, TX – House of Blues *
Monday, September 28, 2009 – St. Pete, FL – The Ritz Ybor **
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution **
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues **
Friday, October 02, 2009 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade **
Saturday, October 03, 2009 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ **
Sunday, October 04, 2009 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva **
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club **
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero **
Friday, October 09, 2009 – New York, NY – Roseland **
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – Boston, MA – House of Blues **
Monday, October 12, 2009 – Columbus, OH – Newport **
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak **
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus **
Thursday, October 15, 2009 – Montreal, ON – Metropolis **

* – support by Amusement Parks On Fire
** – support by Island

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Happy Mondays On Tour W/ Psychedelic Furs

July 13, 2009

Written By: Jim Markunas

Free Music! Download – “Step On

The music industry has yet to see a co-headlining bill quite like this one. The rawkus club and rave culture brought about by Shaun Ryder and his gang of Happy Mondays merry men is a perfect accompaniment for the brothers Butler, punk-influenced Psychedelic Furs.

Hailing from Manchester, England, Happy Mondays were discovered by Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, known best for signing Joy Division and later New Order. Happy Mondays brought about the danceablilty of the club to the stage; taking the focus of dance music off the DJ. Rather than an electronica sensibility, the band was making unknown strides to change the face of music entirely, transforming people one dance at a time as referenced in the film “24 Hour Party People.” The film, named for the popularized Mondays track of the same, most accurately chronicles the Mondays’ history and legacy.

While the energy of Happy Mondays can be summed up by the film, it’s the music that resonates with audiences for years to come. Songs like “24 Hour Party People” remind listeners of the need for a good party and the gift of free-form movement that it lends. Yet tracks like “Kinky Afro” have a groove sensibility to them that include all the elements for success… Catchy hooks? Check. Psychedelic guitars? Check. Shaun Ryder’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics? Absolutely. Shuffle to “Step On” for some nostalgia from when MTV actually played music videos, all in a hushed voice over keyboards, and you’ll be quoting the song in no time, saying “you’re twisting my melon man!”

Like Happy Mondays? Check them Out Online – WebsiteMyspace