Britain’s favourite pop band Madness will be embarking on their first major arena tour in over two years in support of their brand new album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ out today! Just announced to join the nutty boys on tour is seminal band Lightning Seeds.
‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ featuring BBC Radio 2 A listed single ‘Mr Apples’ is the follow up to 2012’s Top 10 album ‘Oui Oui Si Ja Da Da’ which was certified gold in the UK. Madness are one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums, 22 top 20 hits and over six million album sales to their name.
‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ is the latest step in an incredible few years for the revitalised nutty boys. They spent the summer months road testing the new material at some of the UK’s most iconic festivals including the main stage at Glastonbury. They headlined Clapham Common on August 29th with their own House of Common festival and will return with the legendary House of Fun Week-ender in Minehead on November 18 - 21st before embarking on a full UK tour in December including a show at the O2 on 10th December.
The new tour will see Madness showcase new tracks from their new album as well playing all the hits and fan favourites.
Joining Madness across the UK on their arena tour are Liverpool alternative rock band Lightning Seeds. Formed in 1989 by Ian Broudie, Lightning Seeds generated a whole host of attention not only in the UK but stateside too with their six studio albums including Jollification and Dizzy Heights.
Ian Broudie’s career has spanned decades and still influences the music industry of today from producing, writing and working alongside fellow northern bands like The Fall, Echo & the Bunnymen, Miles Kane, The Coral, The Zutons and more. Ian Broudie and the band are currently underway with the first Lightning Seeds album for many years, watch this space for more news to come.
Also joining the band in London is The Clang Group formed by Madness’ legendary longtime producer and Deaf School founder member Clive Langer. Their first LP ‘Practice’ was released last month on Domino Records.
Tickets for the ‘Can’t Touch Us Now Tour’ tour are onsale now via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
18 - 21 MINEHEAD House Of Fun Weekender
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS LIGHTNING SEEDS
Thu 01 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre SOLD OUT
Fri 02 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 03 BRIGHTON Centre – MATINEE SHOW ADDED
Sat 03 BRIGHTON Centre - SOLD OUT
Thu 08 NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Fri 09 SHEFFIELD Arena
Sat 10 LONDON The O2 + The Clang Group
Mon 12 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Tue 13 BRIDLINGTON The Spa – SOLD OUT
Thu 15 GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Fri 16 MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 17 BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Madness’ new album ‘Can’t Touch Is Now’ is available now at: http://madness.lnk.to/Digital
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