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Madness announce biggest ever UK Arena tour (2012)


Story by Jack Foley

MADNESS will embark on their biggest UK arena tour to date this November and December taking in 13 cities.

The tour will see the band showcase new tracks from their forthcoming album – the follow up to the critically acclaimed, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate as well playing all the hits and fan favourites.

The tour will start in spectacular style at the Madness House Of Fun Weekender – the Madness curated festival – now becoming a staple part of the winter music scene.

They will play two live sets at The Nutty Weekend – the full bill is yet to be announced but will include genres from ska to reggae to electronica.

The arena tour will arrive in the band’s hometown of London with the closing night at the O2 Arena.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 2012

23 – 26 House of Fun Weekend (
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

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday, May 25.