Madness Preview New Songs At Intimate Show

Inspiration Prince Buster also joins the nutty boys on stage

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Madness previewed several new tracks from their first album in nearly a decade, with an intimate show at London’s Astoria venue last night (December 3).

The North London boys kicked off the show with saxophonist Lee Thompson bursting out of a giant Christmas present on stage wearing a suited and booted policeman’s outfit.

Previewing five new songs from their forthcoming new studio album ‘Lucky 7’ the band were on jubillant and energetic form.


New songs, the band’s first new material since 1999’s ‘Wonderful’ album were forthcoming single ‘NW5′ as well as ”Bingo’, ‘Let’s Go’, ‘Sugar & Spice’ and ‘Forever Young.’

Frontman Suggs also littered the set with snippets of covers, including The Beatles‘ ‘Help!’ just before launching into their massive hit ‘Our House’.

They also played ‘Chase The Devil’ their cover of Max Romeo’s classic ska tune, as recorded on their Dangermen Sessions album in 2005.


Jamaican reggae legend Prince Buster joined the band onstage for an encore of Buster’s own track ‘Madness’ – the song Madness named their band after.

The Prince joined in the dancing antics on stage – afterwards giving everyone in the band a huge hug.

The band’s Transport From London tour kicks off this Thursday in Aberdeen, catch them at these venues:

Aberdeen P&J Arena (December 6)

Belfast Odyssey Arena (7)

Liverpool Aintree Pavillion (8)

Cardiff International Arena (10)

Plymouth Pavillions (11)

Birmingham NIA (12)

London O2 Arena (14)

Madness’ set list last night was:

‘One Step Beyond’


‘The Prince’


‘My Girl’

‘Tomorrow’s Just Another Day’


‘Sun & The Rain’

‘Los Palmas 7’

‘Let’s Go’

‘Shut Up’

‘Iron Shirt’

‘B & B’

‘Sugar & Spice’

‘Grey Day’


‘Forever Young’

‘House Of Fun’

Wings Of A Dove’

‘Baggy Trousers’

‘Our House’

‘It Must Be Love’





Pic credit: PA Photos


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