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Happy Mondays announce two London shows

Happy Mondays announce two London shows

Happy Mondays have announced plans to play two back to back shows in London later this year.

The baggy legends will perform a double header at the Camden Roundhouse on December 19 and 20. Support will come from 808 State.

Earlier this year, the band announced their return to the live stage, reuniting the full original line up for the first time in over 19 years. In February, Bez announced that he wouldn't be performing with the band on tour, but would instead act as compere and DJ at the shows.

They have reunited twice before, most recently in 2004, but without founding members Mark Day, Paul Davis and Paul Ryder. Paul had sworn he wanted nothing to do with the band again when they split for a second time in 2000.

Last month, the Mondays confirmed that they are working on a new album, which will be the first time all the original line-up have recorded a record of new material since 1992's 'Yes Please!'.

The band's manager Warren Askew told NME: "Yes, we are now planning to record a new album, after the success of the tour and with the band all getting on so well. Shaun has been writing and the band have been getting together in the studio putting ideas down. I'm sure it will be a great Happy Mondays album."

The band will play Mallorca Rocks tomorrow (August 21) and Ibiza Rocks on Wednesday (22).


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