12/05/2011

Happy Mondays To Reform With Original Lineup?


The Sun is reporting that Paul and Shaun Ryder have buried the hatchet and are planning a tour, but a spokesperson for the band has said that they have no immediate plans to reform.

From NME: The band have reunited twice before, most recently in 2004, but without founding members Mark Day, Paul Davis, Rowetta Satchell and Paul Ryder, the latter of whom had sworn he wanted nothing to do with the band again when they split for a second time in 2000.

However, according a report in The Sun, a reunion of the band's original line-up and a full tour is being planned, with a documentary also set to be filmed about the band’s reunion.

A source told the paper: "After the success of The Stone Roses reunion, there's a real clamour to get the group back on the road and document it properly. Shaun and his brother Paul have a notoriously patchy relationship but they're willing to sort things out for the sake of the band."

They continued: "Happy Mondays have had offers from film companies, including Film4 and Sky, who want to follow them for the reunion. There will be gigs next summer and a re-release of their classic album Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches. A DVD will also be released of the comeback shows and the documentary."

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