Paul Weller has been announced as special guest for Madness‘ show at London’s Royal Albert Hall this month.
The longstanding ska-pop group had previously been announced to perform at the famous venue, one of a series of high-profile shows in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust this month.
Now, Weller has been announced for an exclusive guest appearance with Madness on March 24. He will be joined by his band for a unique acoustic set.
Madness’ gig is one of a number of shows taking place at the Albert Hall between March 21 and 27, with Don Broco, Yungblud, Liam Gallagher, The Who and Ed Sheeran also appearing.
The venue will also host a night of comedy on March 22, featuring Joel Dommett, Rob Beckett, Rosie Jones, Romesh Ranganathan and more.
Elsewhere, Madness are set to throw an “all-day party” in London to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in June. The group shared a tongue-in-cheek video on Instagram that showed frontman Suggs being knighted by a Queen lookalike and features references to Game Of Thrones.
Last November, meanwhile, it was announced that Madness would be headlining Tramlines festival alongside Sam Fender and Kasabian.
The band are also due to play Edinburgh’s new pop up venue, The Big Top on June 12, with Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim and Snow Patrol playing subsequent dates. Their last run of live shows was last winter’s ‘Ladykillers’ tour, which featured special guests Squeeze.
Paul Weller’s own UK tour, which was previously rescheduled due to COVID, will resume in March and continue throughout April. That second leg culminates with a three-night run of London shows (April 22, 23, 24) ahead of European dates in May and June.
He will then return to the UK for a number of outdoor gigs in June and July. Alongside previously announced shows in London, Swansea and more, he’s now added shows in Kent, Lincoln and Bedford.