Music legend Bez has delighted his fans on Teesside after he was pictured tucking into a regional delicacy earlier this week. 

The Happy Mondays band member was pictured on the Manjaros Middlesbrough social media account having finished off a Parmo and chips from the popular food place. 

The musician was all smiles as he sat with a takeaway tray filled with the Parmo, while wearing a full black Adidas next to a Manjaros bag; making sure he gets his Parmo fix.

Bez becomes one of many famous faces who have demolished a Parmo from Manjaros in recent times, with cyclist Bradley Wiggins and ex-boxer Ricky Hatton just a few people who have been spotted eating the regional dish. 

The Northern Echo: Bez enjoys a ParmoBez enjoys a Parmo (Image: MANJAROS MIDDLESBROUGH)

The picture with Bez comes as the Happy Mondays announced their first UK headline tour in five years and are set to perform 16 dates across England, Scotland and Wales in 2024.

During the Been There Done That Tour, the band will be joined by fellow 1990s music artists Inspiral Carpets and Stereo MCs.

The tour will begin in Glasgow on March 14, with the band set to perform in Nottingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds, amongst other cities.

Other dates include a show at Troxy in London on April 6, Liverpool’s Mountford Hall on April 13 and a show at the Brighton Dome on April 14 to finish off the tour.

The hometown date at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse will take place on April 4.

Happy Mondays is comprised of frontman Shaun Ryder, percussion master Mark Berry, better known as “Bez”, vocalist Rowetta, guitarist Mark Day, drummer Gary Whelan and keyboard player and guitarist Dan Broad.

Bez said: “Can’t wait to get out on tour with Happy Mondays. Shake your maracas in the air like you just don’t care!”

During the tour, the group will perform some of their classic hits including 24 Hour Party People, Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit and Judge Fudge.

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There will also be shows taking place in Northampton, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Southend, Cardiff, Cambridge and Sheffield.

Happy Mondays signed to Tony Wilson’s Factory Records in the late 1980s and blended their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with sounds from the UK’s emerging rave scene.

In 2016, the band won the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award and in recent years members Ryder and Bez have been spotted in episodes of Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox.