by / November 24th, 2009 /

Madness – The O2, Dublin

Tickets: € 49.20 Euro Seated & 44.20 Euro GA, on sale next Thurs from all ticketmaster outlets nationwide, booking line no.0818 719 300 online. www.ticketmaster.ie

Madness also play live at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on the 29th December, Tickets on sale now.

MADNESS continue a phenomenal year with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate Tour this December. This is the first tour for the album that saw the band reclaim their rightful place at the peak of Britain’s pop hierarchy with a return to the UK Albums Top 5 and a host of critical appreciation for -a work of great craft and charm’ (Evening Standard). Their performance at Glastonbury drew massive crowds for a set that reminded everyone of a catalogue crammed with some of the greatest moments in pop music, July’s Madstock was a highlight of the London festival season and throughout the summer the band have toured Europe playing festival sets to massive crowds. When Oasis split at the Rock An Seine Festival last week it was Madness that the promoters turned to in order to keep the crowd happy. Needless to say the band delivered.

Prior to the December tour dates, Madness release two albums. The first, -Total Madness’, a comprehensive compilation of their finest moments through three decades of pop, is out on this week (released 21 September) with a second disc featuring the classic music videos whilst October 26 sees a very special re-issue of the band’s debut -One Step Beyond’ with a second disc of rare and unreleased tracks from the band’s formative years and the album era.