Madness have announced a UK and Ireland tour opening in November 2021 including a Manchester gig at the Manchester AO Arena.

The Ladykillers Tour will open at Dublin’s 3Arena on 29 November, with 14 dates culminating at London’s O2 Arena.

Madness will headline two north west dates at Manchester’s AO Arena and Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.

The announcement follows Friday night’s The Get Up!, a one-time-only global livestream scripted by Charlie Higson and featuring two sets of classic Madness songs.  The stream also saw Madness premiere three new songs Cruelest Comedy, If I Go Mad and Baby Burglar.

Joining Madness on The Ladykillers arena tour will be ‘very fragrant guests’ Squeeze.

When do Madness headline at Manchester Arena?

Madness headline at Manchester’s AO Arena on 11 December 2021.  They will also perform at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on 9 December.  The gigs are part of their 14 date Ladykillers Tour:

29 November   –   Dublin, 3Arena
2 December   –   Aberdeen, P&J Arena
3 December   –   Glasgow, SSE Hydro
4 December   –   Sheffield, Arena
6 December   –   Bournemouth, BIC
7 December   –   Brighton, Centre
9 December   –   Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
10 December   –   Leeds, First Direct Arena
11 December   –   Manchester, AO Arena
13 December   –   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
14 December   –   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
16 December   –   Newcastle, Utilita Arena
17 December   –   Birmingham, Utilita Arena
18 December   –   London, O2 Arena

When do tickets go on sale for Madness’ Ladykillers Tour?

Tickets for Madness’ UK and Ireland Ladykillers Tour go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 21 May.

Manchester gigs – Madness – image courtesy Martin Parr