Madness: The Ladykillers Tour with guests Squeeze coming to Yorkshire
British pop giants Madness with special guests Squeeze have announced a return to the road this year with The Ladykillers Tour – including Yorkshire dates.
They play Sheffield Area on Saturday, December 4, then Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday, December 10.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21, at 9.30am. Full UK tour list and tickets links below.
It follows their critically acclaimed docu-series Before We Was We and streamed gig The Get Up!
Now the Nutty Boys are looking forward to getting back to what they enjoy best, uniting fans for a right raucous live bash, a set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue.
The Get Up! premiered on Friday night (May 14) live from the world famous London Palladium.
A one-time-only 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 guest appearances by Paul Weller and Roland Gift.
The stream also saw Madness premiere three new songs, Cruelest Comedy, If I Go Mad and Baby Burglar giving fans a tantalizing glimpse into the treasure trove of future classics still bursting from the evergreen Nutty Boys.
Madness famously emerged from the backstreets of Camden Town in the late 70s and recently released a three-part original docu series with TV channel AMC about the beginnings of the band in the area.
Before We Was We: Madness by Madness, chronicles the rise of one of the most loved bands in British culture and is available now on demand on BT TV.
Throughout their career, Madness have had 10 UK top ten albums, 15 top ten singles and have won a multitude of awards including a prestigious Ivor Novello.
They’ve performed on the top of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and set the record for the biggest ever audience for the BBC’s Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast - the most watched TV music event of 2018.
Joining Madness on The Ladykillers arena tour will be guests Squeeze.
Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits, establishing the band as not just a passing footnote in new-wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music.
Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever since, returning to the UK album charts and airwaves with 2015’s Cradle To The Grave and 2017’s The Knowledge.
Over the past few years Squeeze have been touring extensively across the UK, USA 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 have both been writing and keeping busy with online activity, whilst looking forward to returning to the live stage.
THE LADYKILLERS TOUR
19-22 MINEHEAD Butlins House of Fun Weekender
Mon 29 DUBLIN 3 Arena
Thu 02 ABERDEEN P&J Arena
Fri 03 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sat 04 SHEFFIELD Arena
Mon 06 BOURNEMOUTH B.I.C
Tue 07 BRIGHTON Centre
Thu 09 LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena
Fri 10 LEEDS First Direct Arena
Sat 11 MANCHESTER AO Arena
Mon 13 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tue 14 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Thu 16 NEWCASTLE Utilita Arena
Fri 17 BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena
Sat 18 LONDON O2 Arena