The Happy Mondays are following in the footsteps of their old mates, the Stone Roses and are planning a reunion tour for 2012. The band have reunited twice before but it was without the founding members Mark Day, Paul Davis, Rowetta Satchell and Paul Ryder. When the band split in 2000, Paul Ryder stated that he never wanted anything to do with the band again, however the sun reports that Ryder and his brother Sean want to put past problems behind them in an aid to reunite the band.
A source told the sun the reunion was a go-ahead:
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.
The 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.
The band are planning a full world tour and possible slots with The Stone Roses.