Legendary British ska band Madness are rounding off a year of 40th birthday celebrations in style.
The band will be playing a gig at the Electric Ballroom in London’s Camden Town, on November 17 – 40 years to the day since they first played there – for the 1979 ticket price of £2.50.
Madness have seven Top 10 albums, 22 Top 20 hits and have sold over six million albums.
The now-sold out gig was announced via the band’s fan blog the Madness Informations Service earlier this week and went on sale today (November 1).
Tickets on sale were limited to 1,000 (500 pairs) and limited to two per buyer with strict anti-tout rules in place.
“Expect some guests to join in too. There may be some pop alumni around on this historic anniversary night.”
Writing in their fan newsletter earlier this week, the band said: “Expect some guests to join in too. There may be some pop alumni around on this historic anniversary night. Additionally, just like the sold out triple nights at the Roundhouse this December, you can expect a set list that’s a little different from the norm here.”
The band’s XL 40th birthday celebrations this year have included performances at London’s Kenwood House accompanied by a full orchestra in June, as well as their own House of Common festival on London’s Clapham Common in August.
Upcoming events include the HOF Top 40th weekender in Minehead in the UK at the end of November and three nights at Camden’s Roundhouse on December 15-17.Music Business Worldwide