UK ska and pop legends Madness have announced a slate of new tour dates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band and their 1979 debut album One Step Beyond….
Along with a number of shows in Europe, the UK, and Dubai , the band also announced stops in Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, the Fox Theater in Oakland, Boston’s House of Blues and a headlining appearance at Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas on 25 May, making it the two-tone outfit’s first visit stateside in eight years.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Friday, 13 December at 10 am.
The group are touring with the majority of their core line-up including frontman Graham “Suggs” McPherson, keyboard/pianist Mike Barson, bassist Mark Bedford, drummer Dan “Woody” Woodgate, saxophonist Lee Thompson and guitarist Chris Foreman.
As part of the late-70s 2-Tone ska revival, Madness stormed the UK charts with their debut album in 1979 and continued to reign with nearly 20 Top 10 singles over the course of three decades with enduring hits like such as ‘Our House’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’.
Prior to their US tour announcement, Madness have a number of UK dates this month including three sold-out nights at the Roundhouse in London from 15-17 December. Following their US dates, the band will return to the UK in the summer, with stops in Gloucestershire on 13 June, the York Festival on 18 June and House of Fun Weekender in Minehead on 20 November 2020.
The ska veterans also released a new single, ‘Bullingdon Boys (Don’t get bullied by the bully boys)’ this past November and their last studio effort was Can’t Touch Us Now in 2016.
Visit the official artist site for ticket details and view the full tour itinerary below.
12 December 2019 @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK
16 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK
17 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK
05 March 2020 @ The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE
21 May 2020 @ House of Blues Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
22 May 2020 @ Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center, New York, NY
25 May 2020 @ Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada
27 May 2020 @ Fox Theater, Oakland, California, US
13 June 2020 @ Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK
19 June 2020 @ York Sports Club, York Festival, York, UK
20 June 2020 @ Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, UK