Madness announce winter arena tour

The ska gang will showcase new material at shows

Madness have announced details of a seven-date arena tour.

The jaunt will kick off in Aberdeen on December 6, and end up at London’s O2 Arena on December 14.

In a statement the band said audiences will “be treated to a taste of the band’s highly anticipated new material from forthcoming studio album ’LUCKY7’ (working title), due for release early next year.”

The band are also planning to announce “inspired collaborations” and “secret gigs”.

Tickets are set to go on sale on Friday (September 7) at 9am.

They will play:

Aberdeen Press and Journal Arena (December 6)

Belfast Odyssey (7)

Liverpool Aintree Pavilion (8)

Cardiff International Arena (10)

Plymouth Pavilions (11)

Birmingham NEC (12)

London O2 Arena (14)

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