Madness Announce One Off Show

The band to replicate Hackney shows in Manchester

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Madness have announced an extra show in Manchester on December 18.

The band plan to replicate their recent performances at London’s Hackney Empire, where they played their new album ‘The Liberty OF Norton Folgate’ in its entirety, follwed by a set of their greatest hits.

The Hackney shows featured jugglers, ukelele playing chimney sweeps, pearly Kings and Queens, and had a full orchestra.

Split into 3 acts, Madness performed the major part of forthcoming album ‘The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’, topped off with a 40 minute classic singles set including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’, ‘My Girl’ and ‘House Of Fun’.

The band performed new tracks ‘Bingo’, recent single ‘NW5’ and ‘Sugar and Spice’ during the second part of the show.

Suggs described his duet on ‘Out On The Town’ with guest vocalist Rhoda Dakar of Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, as “A dysfunctional Sonny and Cher.”

Lastly Madness played the 10 minute title track, ‘The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’ a stunning opus, classic Rise And Fall era Madness.

Madness played:

We Are London
Idiot Child
On The Town
Overture II
Sugar And Spice
Dust Devil
Clerkenwell Polka
Forever Young
The Liberty OF Norton Folgate
One Step Beyond
The Prince
House Of Fun
Baggy Trousers
Our House
It Must Be Love
My Girl
Night Boat To Cairo

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