With 31 Top 40 hits in the UK including One Step Beyond, Our House, It Must Be Love, Embarrassment, Baggy Trousers, Madness’ live shows are a frenzy of timeless anthems.
The Nutty Boys, as they are commonly known, enjoy an unrivalled reputation as one of Britain’s greatest and most enduring live acts.
They headlined The House of Common Festival in London’s Clapham Common in 2016 and 2017, and wowed audiences when they played the main stage at Electric Picnic last September.
Emerging in 1979, they became one of the most successful British acts of their generation, enjoying huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and one of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Following a hiatus for a few years, Madness reformed in 1992 and since then have performed everywhere from the roof of Buckingham Palace to the London Olympics, the ever popular House of Fun Weekender becoming one of most popular live acts on the circuit.
They have been a constant presence in British culture and, unlike many other bands of their vintage, continue to write and record new music.
Full House, The Very Best of Madness a brand new compilation was released in November of last year. Their latest studio album Can’t Touch Us Now, the band’s 12th, which includes the poignant Amy Winehouse tribute Blackbird, put them back in the Top 5 in the charts in 2016 and demonstrated why Madness are as relevant today as ever as their musical odyssey continues.
The Nutty Boys’ huge appeal continues across the generations and this GIAF 2018 concert promises to be one of the gigs of the year for young and old alike.
Tickets for Madness go on sale on Monday 05 February at 9am, priced at €59.50 from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net.