Madness have announced details of a UK and Ireland arena tour for November and December 2021, which will see them being supported by Squeeze.
The Camden Town ska-pop legends will play large venues such as The O2 Arena as they prepare to hit the road for the first time in eighteen months.
After kicking off at Dublin’s 3Arena on Monday November 29, they will conclude on Saturday December 18 at London’s O2 Arena.
You can check out the dates in full below. Tickets go on sale from 9AM on Friday, May 21. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
Last month saw Madness debuting Before We Was We, an autobiographical look back at the band’s formative years in 1970s London.
In a four-star review of the series, NME wrote: “The colour-drained stock footage of crumbling London slums, dirt-smeared toddlers and flower-pinnied grannies used to accompany tales from the band’s upbringings relies on 1970s poverty clichés to Dickensian extremes (Oliver Smash, anyone?), but once they begin to depart their lives of crime and street art (Suggs relates a tearaway youth as one of Kilburn’s most notorious bridge-taggers) for more wholesome rock ’n’ roll pursuits, the series takes a sharp turn from the hackneyed to the hyper-real.”
Elsewhere in Madness news, the band recently announced they will be one of the headlines acts at this year’s Victorious Festival along with The Streets and Royal Blood. The event will take place at Southsea Seafront in Portsmouth across the UK’s August Bank Holiday Weekend, 27-29 August.
Madness and Squeeze play the following dates on their UK and Ireland arena tour of 2021:
November 29 – Dublin 3Arena
December 02 – Aberdeen P&J Arena
December 03 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
December 04 – Sheffield Arena
December 06 – Bournemouth B.I.C
December 07 – Brighton Centre
December 09 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
December 10 – Leeds First Direct Arena
December 11 – Manchester AO Arena
December 13 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
December 14 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
December 16 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
December 17 – Birmingham Utilita Arena
December 18 – London The O2 Arena