Happy Black Friday to all MOTB readers! Here in the U.S., my fellow citizens have embarked on the search for the perfect discount on the official start of the holiday shopping season. Happily, for those of you in the U.K., today is also the start of the long awaited Madness 'Do Not Adjust Your Nut' tour which begins in Blackpool (the Las Vegas of the U.K.!).
Madness have reportedly returned to the studio to record songs for an album that will be released some time in 2011 and its being rumored that some of these new tracks may get their first public airings during these shows. It also been reported that the band have been reviewing a trove of unreleased tracks from recent times and beyond, which suggests a number of previously recorded, but never released songs may also finally see the light of day.
Many of the shows on the ‘Do Not Adjust Your Nut‘ UK tour (which feature ex-Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton as support) are now sold out. However there’s still tickets left for some dates, including the Glasgow, Newcastle, Leicester, Leeds and Birmingham Matinee shows and the big Earls Court show in London on December 17th. Tickets are available -- HERE.
Tickets sold out where you live in the U.K.? Don't live in the U.K.? Well the band has you in their thoughts as they hit the road. In order to celebrate the start of the U.K. tour they are giving away a FREE 4-track MP3 download. All you need to do to get this early holiday gift is submit your e-mail address to the good people at the Madness Web site and the tracks are yours for the taking. The songs which were all recorded live during the band's tour last December include:
‘NW5′ – Swindon 07.12.09
‘It Must Be Love’ – Newcastle Matinee 12.12.09
‘House Of Fun’ – Southend 05.12.09
‘Night Boat To Cairo’ – Glasgow 12.12.09
Click here to go directly to the link to download the tracks. Enjoy!
U.K. tour dates below. Enjoy the show!
FRI 11/26 BLACKPOOL EMPRESS BALLROOM SOLD OUT
SAT 11/27 GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT
SUN 11/28 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT
TUE 11/30 MANCHESTER APOLLO
WED 12/01 SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT
FRI 12/03 HULL ARENA SOLD OUT
SAT 12/04 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL SOLD OUT
SUN 12/05 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT
TUE 12/07 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY SOLD OUT
WED 12/08 BOURNEMOUTH BIC
FRI 12/10 READING RIVERMEAD SOLD OUT
SAT 12/11 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
MON 12/13 CARDIFF CIA
TUE 12/14 PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
WED 12/15 BRIGHTON CENTRE
FRI 12/17 LONDON EARL’S COURT