Michael Jackson, Anna Pavlova, Fred Astaire and Bez. What do they all have in common? Dancing of course. Ok, so the arms out wide Mancunian swagger will hardly be remembered in the same light as the moonwalk, but for all those people out there that took solace in Bez' drunken antics, today is a sad day.

Yes, according to an interview with the NME, he'll dance no more...

“Basically I’m too old … I’m incapable of doing the job, I’m carrying too many injuries. All good things come to an end.”

Instead of dancing he'll be the main compère and DJ for the forthcoming Happy Mondays tour (dates below).

May Tour Dates

  • 3 Newcastle O2 Academy
  • 4 Glasgow O2 Academy
  • 5 Manchester Arena
  • 6 Sheffield O2 Academy
  • 9 Bournemouth O2 Academy
  • 10 London O2 Academy Brixton
  • 11 London O2 Academy Brixton
  • 12 Birmingham O2 Academy
  • 14 Dublin Olympia
  • 17 Leeds O2 Academy
  • 18 Nottingham Rock City