Ska legends Madness are heading back to Plymouth Pavilions this winter as part of their 16-date Do Not Adjust Your Nut tour.
Special guest on the tour is Beautiful South singer and occasional BBC 6Music presenter Paul Heaton.
Following the huge success of their last album, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate, Madness returned to the studio re-energised and bursting with ideas for an album set for release in 2011.
The tour may see some of these new tracks get their first public airings while the band have also been looking through boxes marked ‘unreleased’ and ‘never seen’ from recent times and beyond. These jewels from the treasure trove inspired the title for the tour for those of a quizzical bent.
Indisputably one of the UK’s biggest ever bands, undoubtedly one of its most loved, statistically one of its most successful and critically one of its most lauded, Madness are both the pop genii behind the likes of Our House, House Of Fun, One Step Beyond and many, many more.
With last year’s The Liberty Of Norton Folgate, Madness saw themselves restored to their rightful place as at the top of the UK pop hierarchy and welcome a new generation to the massed ranks of Nutty boys and girls.
Plymouth Pavilions marketing officer Robert Maltby told SouthWestShows: “Madness always deliver a great live show, so we always love to hear the news that they are heading back to Plymouth.
“A sell-out show here in the city last year and huge success with their last album, just proves that 30 years on these guys are still at the top of their game.”
Madness and Paul Heaton hit Plymouth Pavilions on December 14. Tickets cost £35 and go on sale at 9.30am on July 30 from 0845 146 1460 and the Pavilions website.