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We're in 'Heaven:' The Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays hit the road for fall U.S. tour



Furs Here's a twin billing we thought we'd never live to see: The Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays are teaming up for a fall tour of North America.

The tour hits Tampa's Ritz Theatre in Ybor City on Sept. 28. According to our Soundcheck blog, tickets go on sale this Saturday. ($30 in advance; $32 at the door.)

The Psychedelic Furs formed in the late '70s in England but didn't really click on the charts until they hit the college radiowaves in the early '80s. Tunes like Love My Way, Heaven and The Ghost in You were all huge hits among the then-young and hip (now older and pudgier) crowd. Of course, everyone remembers their tune Pretty in Pink, which was re-recorded for the 1986 John Hughes movie. (I prefer the original version.) They broke up in the early '90s but have occasionally reunited for gigs here and there.

The Happy Mondays are the bigger surprise. They've never been fully appreciated over in the U.S. despite their excellent pedigree. The band was discovered during the "Madchester" years by Factory Record's Tony Wilson. If you need a tutorial on them, check out the excellent movie 24 Hour Party People

Here's the full list of tour dates:

Sept. 8: Chicago (House Of Blues)      
Sept. 9: Milwaukee (Pabst Theater)    
Sept. 11: Boulder, CO (Boulder Theater)    
Sept. 12: Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)    
Sept. 14: Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)    
Sept. 15: Portland, OR (McMenamins Crystal Ballroom)    
Sept. 17: San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)    
Sept. 18: Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)    
Sept. 19: Anaheim, CA (House Of Blues)    
Sept. 20: San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)    
Sept. 22: Las Vegas, NV (House Of Blues)    
Sept. 24: Austin, TX (Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.)    
Sept. 25: Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)    
Sept. 26: Houston, TX (House Of Blues)    
Sept. 28: Tampa, FL (The Ritz)    
Sept. 29: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)    
Sept. 30: Lake Buena Vista, FL (House Of Blues)    
Oct. 2: Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)    
Oct. 3: Charlotte, NC (Amos' SouthEnd)    
Oct. 4: Norfolk, VA (NorVa)    
Oct. 6: Washington, DC (9:30 Club)    
Oct. 7: Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre)    
Oct. 9: New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)    
Oct. 10: Boston, MA (House Of Blues)    
Oct. 12: Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)    
Oct. 13: Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)    
Oct. 14: Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)    
Oct. 14: Montreal, QC (Olympia de Montreal)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:47pm]


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