Happy Mondays to Play Mareel, Shetland: Only Scottish Date on European Tour
11 September 2012
Klub Revolution and Shetland Arts are
delighted to present the original line-up of the Happy Mondays in Mareel,
Shetland, on Saturday 15th December 2012 at 7.30pm. This concert is
the only Scottish date on their upcoming European tour and, by far,
the most intimate show that the band will perform in the UK, since
reforming earlier this year.
Tickets go on sale today (Tuesday 11th
September) at 1pm from Shetland Box Office. You can buy your ticket
in person from the reception at Mareel, over the phone on 01595 745
555, or online from www.shetlandboxoffice.org.
Tickets cost £50 and are limited to a maximum purchase of 4 per
person. Over 18s only.
Mondays are one of the most influential bands to
emerge from the 1990s Britpop era, whose turbulent history has seen
them split and reform several times. The 2012 incarnation features
the original line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, his brother Paul on
bass, Gary Whelan (drums), Rowetta (backing vocals), Mark Day
(guitar), Paul "PD" Davis (keyboards) and dancer Mark "Bez"
Klub Revolution is a music promoter run by
Shetlander, Alan Mcleod. He said: "It's [the Happy Mondays] only date
on their European tour and they said it's the one that is really
standing out for them…They are absolutely looking forward to it,
and they are very impressed with the venue and its technical
Shetland Arts runs Mareel, the UK's most
northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre. Situated in
the prominent quayside area in Lerwick, next to the Shetland Museum
and Archives, Mareel has a live performance auditorium, two cinema
screens, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, education and
training spaces, a digital media production suite, broadcast
facilities, and a café bar with free high speed wi-fi internet
access. Mareel provides Shetland with a year round programme of
film, live music and other performance events.
Shetland Arts Development Agency is the
leading arts agency in Shetland, promoting a year round programme
of music, craft, theatre, literature, visual arts, dance and film
events; the agency also runs the Garrison Theatre in Lerwick and
Bonhoga Gallery in Weisdale.
Gwilym Gibbons, Director of Shetland Arts, said: "Shetland
Arts is delighted to be working with local promoter Klub Revolution
to put on this excellent event. This opportunity demonstrates
Mareel's potential, as a quality venue in a unique location, to
attract renowned acts to Shetland as they tour Europe."