British pop giants Madness today announced their triumphant return to the streets with ‘The Ladykillers Tour’.
After 18 months of career thought (interrupted by field trips for the critically acclaimed documentary series “Before We Was We” and the great “The Get Up!” From last night), the Nutty Boys are finally doing what they are doing again the best – they unite people in a really loud live bash. And with a live set full of hits from their incomparable back catalog, this promises to be a tour.
“Getting up!” Premiere on Friday evening (May 14th) live from the world famous London Palladium. The evening was a one-time global livestream written by Charlie Higson. It featured two sets of classic Madness songs including Our House, One Step Beyond and Baggy Trousers, Comedy, Mike Barson as HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and guest appearances by Paul Weller and Roland Gift. Three new songs from Madness also premiered on the stream, Cruelest Comedy, If I Go Mad and Baby Burglar, giving fans a tantalizing glimpse into the treasure trove of future classics still gushing out of the evergreen Nutty Boys.
Madness appeared in the back alleys of Camden Town in the late 1970s and recently released an original three-part documentary series with AMC television about the band’s early days in the area. Before We Were We: Madness by Madness, chronicles the rise of one of the most popular bands in British culture and is available now on BT TV. Look here.
Over the course of her career, Madness had won 10 top ten albums in the UK, 15 top ten singles and a host of awards, including a renowned Ivor Novello. You played at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s anniversary celebrations and set the record for the largest audience ever for the BBC’s live New Years Eve broadcast – the most watched TV music event of 2018.
The band’s original video for ‘Our House’, filmed in the glamorous location of Willesden Junction in north London, has also been carefully restored from the original 16mm film print from 1982. This new 4k version brings this iconic video to life. Stream the track and check out the new 4K version here.
With Madness on the Ladykillers Arena Tour, very fragrant guests will squeeze. Squeeze was formed in 1973 shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook began their songwriting partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a number of hits. In doing so, the band established itself not only as a passing footnote in New Wave history, but as an important and important part of fundamental British music. After a solo career, the Ivor Novello Award winning duo came back together in 2007 to restart Squeeze. They have since toured, wrote and recorded together, returning to the UK album charts and Airwaves with Cradle To The Grave 2015 and The Knowledge 2017.
Squeeze has toured extensively in the UK, USA and Australia in recent years, most recently touring North America with Daryl Hall & John Oates. A highlight was the return to Madison Square Gardens. While Glenn and Chris are safe in the UK, they have both written and engaged in online activities as they look forward to getting back on the live stage.
Sa 11 November Manchester AO Arena
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