Happy Mondays have confirmed that they will be re-uniting with their original line-up and will tour in May.
Rumours of a Happy Mondays reunion first circulated in early December when a report claimed that they were set to reform for a full tour and documentary next year.
However, the band’s representative told NME that the group had no immediate plans to reform with their original line-up and insisted that although Ryder and his brother Paul were on better terms, it was a “bit of a leap” to suggest that the Happy Mondays had anything planned for 2012.
backing singer Rowetta Satchell has now confirmed that the band will undertake a month-long tour in May and that the reunion includes their full original line-up.
She told BBC News: “We want to put on a really good show. We decided it would only be special and work if it was the total, original line-up. We’re all really excited. They are my family these boys, I’ve really missed them and I’m sure they’ve missed each other.”