Hurrah, the Happy Mondays are heading to Dubai! The Manchester band will play at Dubai Tennis Stadium on Friday 26 April. This year will see the original lineup back on stage together for the first time in 19 years. The band features Shaun Ryder, his brother Paul, guitarist Mark Day, Paul Davis and drummer Gary Whelan Mark ‘Bez’ Berry, not to mention singer Rowetta, who found fame on X Factor a few years ago. Shaun, said, “It’s as if we’ve never been apart, so good to all be in the same room again. We can’t wait to get on tour and play the songs that made us famous.” That’s lucky. Emerging from the Manchester nightclub scene of the late 1980s, the Happy Mondays found mainstream success. Expect to hear classic tracks such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote for Luck, Hallelujah and 24 Hour Party People.
INFO: Tickets Dhs200 (general standing), and Dhs350 (VIP), 26 April, Dubai Tennis Stadium, www.timeouttickets.com.