Pop greats Madness announce headline show Live at The Piece Hall
British pop giants Madness have joined the line-up for Live at The Piece Hall 2023.
The Nutty Boys bring their legendary live show to the historic Halifax venue on Friday 16 June.
So, get ready Yorkshire – Madness will be doing what they do best by uniting people for a right raucous live bash with a set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18 November via ticketmaster.co.uk
Madness – Chris Foreman (guitar), Mike Barson (keyboards), Lee Thompson (saxophone), Graham “Suggs” McPherson (vocals), Daniel Woodgate (drums) and Mark Bedford (bass) – have played to millions of fans over the last four decades.
Formed in Camden, they have chalked up 15 UK Top 10 singles – including the timeless Our House, It Must Be Love, One Step Beyond, My Girl, Wings Of A Dove and Baggy Trousers – together with 10 Top 10 albums.
Their 11th studio album – 2016’s critically acclaimed Can’t Touch Us Now, featuring the hit single Mr Apples, instantly went Top 5 on its release.
Madness famously performed on the top of Buckingham Palace 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.
Last year saw the release of a three-part original docu-series ‘Before We Was We: Madness by Madness’, how six unlikely lads – a rag tag of self-proclaimed ‘hoolies and urchins’ – became one of the most successful British Pop bands of all time, chronicling the band members individual stories up to the start of their meteoric rise in 1979.
While the band are currently beavering away on the follow up to Can’t Touch Us Now, this year did see the long overdue collaboration between Suggs and Paul Weller with the release of Ooh Do U Fink U Are? – a gloriously sunny, optimistic and defiant Motown and ‘60’s R&B influenced stomper.
Madness join music legend Sting, Grammy Award winners The War On Drugs and chart-topping indie folk band The Lumineers among the first headliners announced for Live at The Piece Hall 2023.
Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “Madness truly are a shining example of enduring and iconic British pop music and I can’t wait to welcome them to our iconic courtyard.
“This is going to be a such a high-energy, feel-good gig and with so many hits to choose from I’m predicting a crazy amount of fun!”
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