Madness announce U.S. dates around Punk Rock Bowling (BrooklynVegan presale for NYC show)
UK ska and pop greats Madness are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary, and as part of that they've just announced North American tour dates surrounding their appearance at Punk Rock Bowling, including shows in Boston, NYC, and Oakland, CA. They haven't toured America in a very long time.
The NYC show happens May 22 at Hammerstein Ballroom and tickets will go on BrooklynVegan presale on Wednesday, December 11th @ 10am, with the general on-sale beginning Friday, December 13 at 10 AM.
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Madness are touring with most of their core lineup still intact including frontman Graham "Suggs" McPherson, keyboard/pianist Mike Barson, bassist Mark Bedford, drummer Dan "Woody" Woodgate, saxophonist Lee Thompson, and guitarist Chris Foreman. While part of the late-'70s 2-Tone ska revival, Madness quickly evolved past it, developing their own unique style. They were one of the biggest hitmakers in the UK, with nearly 20 Top 10 singles.
Watch a few videos and listen to their classic 1979 debut album One Step Beyond, below.
MADNESS - 2020 TOUR DATES
DEC 12 2019 SOLD OUT: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DEC 15 2019 SOLD OUT: Roundhouse, London, UK
DEC 16 2019 SOLD OUT: Roundhouse, London, UK
DEC 17 2019 SOLD OUT: Roundhouse, London, UK
MAR 05 2020 The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE
MAY 21 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, US - House of Blues
MAY 22 2020 New York, US - Hammerstein
MAY 25 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada, US Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
MAY 27 2020 Oakland, California, US Fox Theater
JUN 13 2020 Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK Westonbirt Arboretum
JUN 19 2020 York Festival, York, UK
JUN 20 2020 Brandon, Suffolk, UK
NOV 20 2020 House OF Fun Weekender, Minehead, UK