Sixteen gigs beyond, do not adjust your nuts! Madness announce extensive winter 2010 UK tour

Posted: 28th July 2010

Those Nutty Boys return to the touring circuit during the winter with an extensive UK tour and, rumour has it, they've got a brace of new songs to play you. Their recent album, "The Liberty of Norton Folgate", was a resounding success for the 35-year old ska-pop outfit. Reaching number 5 is no mean feat for a band that has never lost its popularity, even after their hiatus in the late 80s and continued resurgence throughout the early years of the 21st-century. They are currently working on new songs for another new album (release date TBC).

Now the band are bringing their trademark Nutty sound to many venues during the winter, starting with Blackpool on the 26th November, Glasgow (27th) and many more (16 of 'em) until 17th December, when the septet return to London at Earl's Court. Tickets go on sale Friday 30th July at 9:30am, priced at £35 plus fees.

Of course if you can't attend the tour, you might well catch them playing a festival or two, including Bestival at the weekend, Newmarket Racecourse (6th August) and the V Festival later on in August.

Paul Pledger