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After Spectacularly Bringing The Curtain Down on London 2012 MADNESS Announce Free Track – ‘Death Of A Rudeboy’ + 2012 Live Dates

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After Spectacularly Bringing The Curtain Down on London 2012 


Announce Free Track – ‘Death Of A Rudeboy’+    2012 Live Dates

After performing to a combined audience of over a billion worldwide at the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, the legendary Madness have announced they are giving away a free download of a brand new track ‘Death Of A Rudeboy’. The track is available now from the official site and also as bundle on iTunes, which includes a remix from Andrew Weatherall.

‘Death Of A Rudeboy’ is a taste of what is to come from the hotly-anticipated new Madness album. More details on the band’s 10th studio album are to follow soon.

The Olympic Closing Ceremony saw the band perform alongside the likes of The Who, Take That and The Spice Girls as the curtain was brought down on the 2012 London Olympic Games. On the performance the band said,

“What a privilege it was to take part in the Olympics in our home town, our house in the middle of our street, to invite the world to the most extraordinary street party and to be there giving out cups of tea and sausage sandwiches at the closing ceremony. London is the world and the world is London, God bless you all, you know you are always welcome down our way.”

 Madness are no strangers to performing on a global scale after taking to the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June to perform ‘Our House’ and ‘It Must Be Love’ 

The band are also preparing themselves for the ‘Charge Of The Mad Brigade’ Winter Tour 2012. The tour, which is the band’s biggest to date, will see the them showcase tracks from the new album as well as all the fans favorite hits. The tour starts in Cardiff on Nov 30th and will take in twelve dates including two shows at London’s O2 Arena. A full list of dates is below.

Madness will also be performing at Belsonic Festival, V Festival and The House Of Fun Weekender. For more information on the Weekender please click here

Live Dates:

Aug 17th – Belsonic Festival

Aug 18th – V Festival

Aug 19th – V Festival

Nov 23rd-26th – House Of Fun Weekender

Nov 30th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Dec 1st – Brighton Centre

Dec 3rd – Bournemouth BIC

Dec 4th – Plymouth Pavilions

Dec 6th – Nottingham Capital FM Arena

Dec 7th – Liverpool Echo Arena

Dec 8th – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Dec 10th – Glasgow SECC

Dec 11th – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Dec 13th – Birmingham LG Arena

Dec 14th – London O2 Arena

Dec 22nd – London O2 Arena – NEW DATE

 Ticket Info can be found here.

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