Reunions, Tour Dates — June 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs doubling up for U.S. club tour in September, October

Gary Whelan, Shaun Ryder and Bez of Happy Mondays

Details are scarce, but it appears ’80s stalwarts — and John Hughes soundtrack stars — The Psychedelic Furs are plotting a fall club tour of the U.S. with recently reactivated Madchester survivors Happy Mondays.

So far, just five dates have surfaced in September and October, spanning the East and West Coasts, with stops in Texas and Colorado in between ; it appears likely the somewhat odd pairing will be touring for at least a month in the U.S.

[UPDATE 6/19/09: We’ve now got the full itinerary for the 28-date tour listed below, thanks to Anna at Psychedelic Furs fan site Burned Down Days.]

The Furs last weekend wrapped a short, eight-date warm-up tour of the northwest U.S., playing sets drawn mainly from the band’s second LP, Talk Talk Talk, alongside some obscure and rarely aired tracks from the Mirror Moves and Forever Now albums, according to fan site PsychedelicFurs.co.uk.

The band currently features co-founders and brothers Richard and Tim Butler, along with mid-’80s additions Mars Williams and Paul Garisto, in addition to newer faces Amanda Kramer and Richard Good.

As for the Mondays, the band — down to original members Shaun Ryder, Bez and Gary Whelan — has continued to play sporadic dates since its 2007 reunion album Uncle Dysfunktional. The group has festival dates lined up this summer in the U.K. and Australia.

Tour dates: Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays

Sept. 8: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Sept. 9: Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 11: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Sept. 12: In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 14: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Sept. 15: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Sept. 17: Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 18: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 19: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Sept. 20: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Sept. 22: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 24: Stubb’s, Austin, TX
Sept. 25: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Sept. 26: House of Blues, Houston, TX
Sept. 28: Ritz, St. Petersburg, FL
Sept. 29: Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept. 30: House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Oct. 2: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 3: Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Oct. 4: NorVa, Norfolk, VA
Oct. 6: 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Oct. 7: Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 9: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Oct. 10: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Oct. 12: Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Oct. 13: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct. 14: Koolhaus, Toronto, ON
Oct. 15: Olympia de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

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  2. Hi, Do you know who own the copyright / image license to the Happy Mondays picture above, as i am looking at obtaining a license for it myself for a project. thanks Dean

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