Monday, August 13, 2012
Madness Give Away New Track 'Death Of A Rudeboy' For Free
Following their triumphant performance during the closing cermonies of the London Olympics last night, Madness have just released the first single from their hotly anticipated new album "Circus Freaks" which is due out sometime in 2013. The song, "Death Of A Rude Boy" is available as a free download (click here). The single's also been remixed by Andrew Weatherall, which you can download from iTunes.
Unlike the upbeat and decidedly English pop of their last album "The Liberty of Norton Folgate," the new single has a rather sinister sounding reggae skank to it, along with a strong hint of The Specials 'Ghost Town' in the eerie organ melody that carries the song.
While there's no release date for the album yet, the band are setting out on a UK tour to support it later this year.
Fri 23 - Mon 26 - House Of Fun Weekender, Butlins Minehead
Fri 30 - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Sat 1 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
Mon 3 - BIC, Bournemouth
Tue 4 - Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
Thu 6 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Fri 7 - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Sat 8 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Mon 10 - SECC, Glasgow
Tue 11 - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Thu 13 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Fri 14 - O2 Arena, London
Sat 22 - O2 Arena, London