You’d be mad to miss this…

British ska band Madness will be heading to Dubai next year to perform at The Irish Village, Garhoud. The legendary group will be turning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium into their House of Fun to perform all of their biggest hits on Thursday March 5, 2020.

If come next March, you’re putting on your best pair of Baggy Trousers and start Driving In My Car as you make your way to The Irish Village to see Madness, then we think It Must Be Love.

The band formed in Camden, London in 1976, with six original members still in Madness to this day, although there has been 19 members in total. The One Step Beyond hitmakers were most prevalent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but many of their songs have remained popular throughout the decades.

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They had no less than 15 top ten singles in the UK, with House of Fun reaching the number one spot. Madness’ latest album Can’t Touch Us Now was released in 2016, reaching number 5 in the UK albums chart. The band originally split in 1986, however reformed for reunion concerts throughout the 1990’s and continue to tour the world together.

English singer Emily Capell will support the group, who’s music style has been described as a mix of country, ska, doo wopp and pop.

Madness last performed in Dubai in October 2016, at the same popular Irish Village venue where they will take the stage again on March 5. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday November 21, starting from Dhs275 seated and Dhs315 standing (dancing).

Madness at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, The Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai, Thursday March 5, Dhs275 seated, Dhs315 standing. Tel:(04) 239 5000. theirishvillage.com

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