Madness tickets - UK tour
Updated: 13 May 2014
Madness return to arenas in December 2014 for another high energy tour across the UK and Ireland.
Madness’s All For The M.A.D.H.E.A.D. UK tour kicks off with show at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena before the band head to Cardiff, Brighton, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester to play shows throughout December.
The Madness tour cumulates with a massive show at The O2 in London on 20 December 2014.
The band that was at the forefront of the 2 Tone in the late 1970's continued to be a huge success throughout the 80's and kept their popularity amongst their fans in the decades to follow.
Fronted by Graham McPherson or better known as Suggs, Madness still have their youthful energy, magic and fun when the band plays live.
Madness formed originally as The Invaders in 1976, with several shifts in the line-up until 1979 when Madness was finally fully formed as a seven-piece. The name Madness paid homage to a song by their idol ska/reggae artist Prince Buster.
The Madness tour kicked off before they released their debut album, they toured with bands such as The Specials and The Selecter.
One Step Beyond was their debut album released through Stiff records, which charted at No.2 on the album chart. However, it was their second offering that would give them some of their biggest hits to date. Absolutely spawned some of their top singles; the most well-known being Baggy Trousers.
A change in direction was prompted and the boys moved away from Suggs’ cockney accent and their ska influences and moved toward a new pop sound. Their biggest songs at this time included It Must Be Love, their No.1 single House of Fun and Our House, which received international success.
Up until 1985 the band enjoyed success, but after members leaving and ‘musical differences’ the band decided to part ways in 1988.
In 1992 the band set up a reunion concert named Madstock!. The event was a two-day festival at Finsbury Park in London. Along with the reunion concert they released a live album of the same name, which included some of the bands most well-known hits including It Must Be Love, Our House and Wings Of A Dove. The success of the Madstock! event saw it return in 1994, 1996, 1998.
They released their latest album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, in 2012 and toured the UK the following year in support of the album.