Happy Mondays touring US w/ Psychedelic Furs – initial dates
The Psychedelic Furs @ Wellmont Theatre - June 13 (more by Tim Griffin)
"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 (see dates below); it appears likely the somewhat odd pairing will be touring for at least a month in the U.S.
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." [Slicing Up Eyeballs] (thx Darren!)
One of those dates that will hopefully actually happen is October 9th at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. The other four are listed below...
Happy Mondays & The Psychedelic Furs - 2009 Tour Dates
Sept. 11: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Sept. 15: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Sept. 17: The Grand at Regency Center, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 26: House of Blues, Houston, TX
Oct. 9: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY