Madness are an English ska-pop band, from Camden Town, London, currently consisting of Chris Foreman, Mike Barson, Lee Thompson, Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Daniel "Woody" Woodgate, Mark Bedford and Chas Smash.
Formed in 1976, the band released their debut album, ‘One Step Beyond... ‘, in 1979, which reached #2 in the UK Album Chart. Known for tracks like House of Fun, Wings of a Dove, It Must Be Love, and Our House, Madness' success in the UK is undeniable, as they spent an incredible 214 weeks in the UK Singles Chart throughout the 1980s. The band called it a day in 1986, but reformed in 1991. They released their latest album, ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’, in October 2016, which was followed by a Best Of album a year later.
Throughout their career, the band have celebrated their reunion with two shows at Finsbury Park, become a festival favourites, (holding their own Madstock! festivals in 1994, 1996 and 1998), appeared at Meltdown Festival, performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, the Eden project, as well as the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games, alongside their own headline tours across the country.
Madness will play a show as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Eve festivities, then embark on a huge run of outdoor UK shows for next summer. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
A soon as I wake up every night, every day I like to play my Madness to keep the Blues away. Just sat and watched Sunday night at the Palladium, excellent show boys, cant wait to see you live at your up and coming tour. Good Luck see you there.