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MADNESS is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 97.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Madness at Manchester Arena The Madness pre-Christmas tour is becoming a tradition. The Nutty Boys know how to throw a party and there is a wide range of people who have come for a knees up, from ageing mods proudly wearing their fez, to students and even children who have grown up listening to their parents and frighteningly in some cases grandparents record collection. You know what to expect from Madness, they have a well stocked arsenal of big guns to roll out from their back catalogue, and they know how to use them. Surprisingly, they include as many as seven songs from the new album 'Can't Touch Us Now' in the show. However, not at the expense of any of the hits, they are carefully sprinkled throughout a two hour set. You should overlook a new Madness album at your peril. Only released every four or five years the songs are well crafted. Madness write songs as they always have; as small interchangeable mini teams ensuring lots of different ideas. The singles 'Mr Apples' and 'Herbert' already feel like they would not be out of place on a Madness greatest hits playlist. There is a tribute to Prince Buster another giant of music who passed away in 2016. He influenced the band to discover ska, gave them their name in the title of his song that they covered and inspired them to write the 2 Tone anthem 'The Prince'. The montage of old photos & images of classic 45 singles is fittingly displayed on the big screen. Hopefully it will prompt some of the younger members of the audience to download an old school Jamaican ska compilation. It would be nice to think Madness are still introducing people to the treasures hidden away on Blue Beat and Trojan Records archives; with way they did for me when I was a schoolboy in the early 80's. And here lies a demonstration of Madnesses enduring and universal appeal. They were my favourite band when I was 10 years old. There isn't much else culturally that has stayed with me (apart from maybe football allegiances) as I've matured, but Madness are the exception that proves the rule. All the big hits are here that made Madness the ultimate singles band of the 1980's. Including 'Grey Day' their most unappreciated masterpiece. If The Specials had written this song it would have received more critical plaudits for it's insightful social commentary on a wonderfully dark musical landscape. Madness know how to throw a party - it's hit after hit. The climax is the now customary stage invasion (from family, friends and the Lightening Seeds, today's support band - rather than from the audience as it was back in their early days) for the brilliant 'Night Boat To Cairo' It's a party, it's excellent, it's Madness.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb show I went to the show with my wife, neither of us having attended a gig for many years. We were not disappointed. The whole experience was most enjoyable and the performance was exceptional, the band having lost none of their verve over the years. Great mixture of new tracks and old favourites. Went down a storm with the audience, many of whom had dressed for the occasion. An added bonus was the support act, the Lightning Seeds, who were just as good, if they had played Three Lions, that would have been the perfect curtain raiser for the main event.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Madness Brilliant night... lightning seeds were exellent also. It was great
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift ever!! I bought these tickets as a gift for my husband as he has been a lifelong fan but never seen them in concert.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was the most enjoyable gig Was the most enjoyable gig I have been to in years! It has renewed my enthusiasm for watching live music and I will certainly be watching out for more bands from my school days
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Madness Went as a treat for my friend The biggest let down was the view the block 101 seat 8/9 row S Absolutely shocking for the price
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gig 5 Venue 0 Fantastic gig by Madness and what I saw of The Lightning Seeds, wish I could say the venue was fantastic but I can't. Shunted from entrance to entrance for standing once through the outer doors, then had to wait inexplicably for at least 10 minutes before moving. Once through the doors there was a further wait of 20-25 minutes on the steps waiting to get down. Once at the bottom they took our ticket and gave us a wristband. Goodness knows why this had taken so long, the length of queue didn't appear to warrant the time taken. A simple procedure would be to send the standing wristband out with the tickets. Would've saved a lot of time and avoided a lot of ill feeling. A ridiculous, entirely avoidable situation.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haydock 2016 I went with friends and family best show every lots of there old song's mixed with the new stuff felt like I was a 12yr old nutty boy again they just keep getting better every time I see them
Date published: 2016-12-20
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