After eighteen months cooped up considering their career options (punctuated by excursions out for critically acclaimed docu-series Before We Was We and magnificent The Get Up! more on which later) the Nutty Boys will finally get back to doing what they do best – uniting the people for a right raucous live bash. And with a live set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue, what-a-tour this promises to be.

The Get Up! premiered on the 14th May live from the world famous London Palladium. A one-time-only global live stream scripted by Charlie Higson, the evening featured two sets of classic Madness songs including Our House, One Step Beyond and Baggy Trousers, Comedy, Mike Barson as HRH Queen Elizabeth II and guest appearances by Paul Weller and Roland Gift. The stream also saw Madness premiere three new songs, Cruelest Comedy, If I Go Mad and Baby Burglar giving fans a tantalizing glimpse into the treasure trove of future classics still bursting from the evergreen Nutty Boys.

Madness famously emerged from the backstreets of Camden Town in the late 70s and recently released a three-part original docu series with TV channel AMC about the beginnings of the band in the area. Before We Was We: Madness by Madness, chronicles the rise of one of the most loved bands in British culture.

Throughout their career, Madness have had ten UK top ten albums, fteen top ten singles and have won a multitude of awards including a prestigious Ivor Novello. They’ve performed on the top of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and set the record for the biggest ever audience for the BBC’s Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast – the most watched TV music event of 2018.

Joining Madness on The Ladykillers arena tour will be very fragrant guests Squeeze. Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their song writing partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits, establishing the band as not just a passing footnote in new-wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music. Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever since, returning to the UK album charts and airwaves with 2015’s Cradle To The Grave and 2017’s The Knowledge.



Date Venue
Mon 29th 3Arena Dublin


Date Venue
Thu 2nd P&J Arena Aberdeen
Fri 3rd The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Sat 4th Sheffield Arena
Mon 6th B.I.C Bournemouth
Tue 7th Brighton Centre
Thu 9th M & S Bank Arena Liverpool
Fri 10th First Direct Arena Leeds
Sat 11th AO Arena Manchester
Mon 13th Motorpoinr Arena Cardiff
Tue 14th Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Thu 16th Utilita Arena Newcastle
Fri 17th Utilita Arena Birmingham
Sat 18th The O2 Arena London
Mon 20th The SSE Arena Wembley

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