Madness announces Ladykillers tour heading northeast
British pop giants Madness announced their triumphant return to the road with The Ladykillers Tour, including P&J Live, on Thursday, December 2.
After 18 months of detention thinking about their career options (punctuated by excursions to the critically acclaimed documentary series “ Before We Was We ” and the magnificent “ The Get Up! ” Last night, more on which later), the Nutty Boys are finally getting back to doing what they do best – uniting people for a great live party.
And with a live burst of success from their unmatched catalog, what a tour this promises to be.
“Get up! premiered Friday night live from the famous London Palladium.
A unique global livestream scripted by Charlie Higson, the evening 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 appearances by Paul Weller and Roland. Gift.
The stream also saw Madness introduce three new songs, Cruelest Comedy, If I Go Mad and Baby Burglar, giving fans a tantalizing glimpse into the treasure trove of future ever-busting evergreen Nutty Boys classics.
Madness emerged from the backstreets of Camden Town in the late 1970s and recently released an original three-part docu series with AMC television on the group’s beginnings in the area.
Before We Was We: Madness by Madness, chronicles the rise of one of the most beloved bands in British culture and is now available on demand on BT TV.
Throughout his career, Madness has had 10 best UK albums, 15 best singles and won a host of awards including a prestigious Ivor Novello.
They performed atop Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and set the all-time largest audience record for the BBC’s New Years Eve live broadcast – the event most watched TV musical of 2018.
The group’s original video for “Our House” which was filmed in glamorous Willesden Junction, north London, has also been painstakingly restored from the original 16mm film copy from 1982; this new 4k version brings this iconic video to life.
Stream the track and watch the new 4K version here.
Joining Madness on The Ladykillers Arena Tour will be highly scented Squeeze guests.
Squeeze was first 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 string of hits, establishing the band not only as a footnote in New Wave history, but as an important and vital part of British music. ultimate.
After solo careers, award-winning duo Ivor Novello reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have toured, written and recorded together ever since, returning to the UK charts and to the airwaves with Cradle To The Grave in 2015 and The Knowledge in 2017.
Over the past few years, Squeeze has toured extensively across the UK, US and Australia, most recently joining Daryl Hall & John Oates on their North American tour, a highlight being a return to Madison Square Gardens.
While staying safe in the UK, Glenn and Chris both wrote and took care of the online business, as well as looking forward to returning to the live scene.
Tickets go on sale Friday May 21 at 9:30 am on Ticketmaster.