British Ska band Madness is preparing to take to the stage throughout September for the first time since the bands All For The MADHEAD UK Tour, which took place last Spring. As one of the most prominent bands of the 70’s and 80’s Madness’ line up has remained strong only changing a few times, with their most recognisable seven members ready to bring their feel good music to Bristol, Leeds, Durham and Canterbury.
The bands most prominent songs include the UK Top 10 singles House Of Fun, Baggy Trousers and It Must Be Love, many of which are spawned from childhood memories and views of youth culture, which the band have arguably inspired. As revivers of the 2 tone Ska style, Madness have innately energetic songs that bring elements of punk, reggae and Ska together to create undeniably catchy music, not least put down to their infectious lyrics that will have you singing along non-stop.
On stage Madness have still got it. The band’s frontman Graham McPherson, more commonly known as Suggs, is famous for his fronting the bands presence on stage, which, with their unforgettable music, has ensured their shows have remained as good as they always have been, regularly selling out all over the country. There’s no doubt there will be a conga or two somewhere, the odd mosh pit, fez hat and braces a plenty.
Expect to hear all the classics twinned with new singles such as The Last Rag and Bone Man, which will go down just as well no doubt. Madness will begin their tour with a show a Kent’s Spitfire Ground before making their way to Bristol, Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds and finally Durham.
Sept 11th – The Spitfire Ground, Kent County Cricket Club
Sept 12th – Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol
Sept 18th – Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Sept 26th – Durham County Cricket, Durham