Star Scene: Shaun Ryder ~ HAPPY MONDAYS

Mary Boukouvalas talks to Shaun Ryder about the upcoming Happy Monday tour, and everything else, from ADHD to lyrics to sex, drugs and rocknroll.

“The sex and drugs have gone, we’re just left with the rock n roll … ” Shaun Ryder 

HAPPY MONDAYS2nd Melbourne Show Announced! Due to phenomenal demand, one of the most beloved and influential British bands of all time,HAPPY MONDAYSannounce a 2nd and final show at Forum Melbourne on Sunday 22nd October!

Tickets for this new show and for the rest of Australia & NZ shows can be found here:

English legendsHAPPY MONDAYSare returning to Australia and New Zealand this October as part of theirTwenty Four Hour Party People – Greatest Hits Tour.

Formed in Salford England, Happy Mondays were one of the most influential groups of the 80s and 90s.  Let by frontmanShaun Ryder, the group fused UK’s indie and emerging Acid house scene to help mint the genre-defying sound that would be become‘Madchester’creating a unique sound that has stood the test of time.

Their music, style and attitude embodied the era, making them one of the most beloved and influential British bands of all time.

Fans can expect to hear all their favourite hits, including‘Step On’, ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘Loose Fit’and the classics from their stellar discography.

FrontmanShaun Rydersaid, “We’re thrilled to be heading back to Australia and New Zealand. The fans there have always shown us so much love, and we can’t wait to give them a show they’ll never forget.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience the party of a lifetime with theHAPPY MONDAYSas they return for their first tour in over four years this October.

HAPPY MONDAYS October 2023 Australian and NZ Tour Dates

October 17THAUCKLAND, The Power Station

October 19THBRISBANE, The Tivoli

October 20THSYDNEY, Enmore Theatre

October 21STMELBOURNE, The Forum– SOLD OUT

October 22NDMELBOURNE, The Forum (New show)

October 24THADELAIDE, The Gov

October 25THPERTH, Metropolis Fremantle

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.