Published Jan 18, 2012While the band have existed in some capacity for the last several years, Madchester vets Happy Mondays are reportedly getting their original lineup back together.
Following a tour with the Psychedelic Furs a few years back, as well as the oft-ignored Uncle Dysfunktional LP from 2007, singer Shaun Ryder has hooked up with old bandmates Mark Day, Paul Davis, Bez, Gary Whelan and Paul Ryder, as well as Rowetta Satchell, to allegedly play some gigs in the UK.
"The rumours are true," a statement from the band reads [via the Quietus]. "Happy Mondays, the seminal Manchester band who changed musical culture forever has reformed and will be available for select live gigs across 2012."
Shaun had been working on a follow-up to Uncle Dysfunktional since 2008, anticipating its release in 2009, but it's unclear at this point whether the album is still underway, or whether the returning members will have a hand in it.
As of yet, no reunion gigs have officially been announced.