Madness add second London O2 Arena date (2012)
Story by Jack Foley
FOLLOWING their standout performance at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert Madness have confirmed a second London O2 Arena show just before Christmas on Saturday, December 22, 2012 as part of their biggest arena tour to date.
The tour will see the band showcase new tracks from their forthcoming album due for release at the end of October – the follow up to the critically acclaimed, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate as well playing all the hits and fan favourites.
London’s Man Like Me will join Madness on the arena tour.
Man Like Me’s last single, Squeeze, gained them new fans in all the right places, including the likes of Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw at Radio 1.
The band will soon release new single London Town VIP on August 20, which features The Streets’ Mike Skinner, who has been working closely with the band on their entire forthcoming album.
Madness’ tour will start in spectacular style at the House of Fun Weekender – the Madness curated festival – now becoming a staple part of the winter music scene and will end in the band’s hometown of London with the closing night at The O2.
The tour dates are as follows:
23 – 26 House of Fun Weekend (Butlins.com/Madness
28 – Dublin O2
30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
1 – Brighton Centre
3 – Bournemouth B.I.C
4 – Plymouth Pavilions
6 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
7 – Liverpool Echo Arena
8 – Newcastle Arena
10 – Glasgow SECC
11 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
13 – Birmingham LG Arena
14 – London O2 Arena
22 – London O2 Arena NEW DATE
Tickets for the new London show are £47.50/£39.50/£29.50 and go on sale on Friday, August 10 at 9.30am.