"THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MADNESS!!" Britain's favourite pop band Madness will be embarking on a major UK arena tour this December and will be joined by special guests The Fratellis.

The Sound of Madness is a combination of people from North London that got together in the mid to late '70s and came up with a cacophony of music, noise, clothes, dressing up and having fun.

Madness are one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums, 22 top 20 hits and over six million album sales to their name. It's been an incredible few years for the nutty boys from their gold-selling 'Can't Touch us Now' album, sell out shows to their recent compilation 'Full House - The Very Best Of Madness'. This summer sees the MADHEADS gather at nice big houses in the country as part of their Stately Madness tour and will return to Minehead with the legendary House of Fun Weekender before embarking on a full UK tour in December.

Madness will be playing all the hits and fan favourites plus some brand new tracks. The hills will well and truly be alive.

MADNESS
30th November to 3rd December MINEHEAD House Of Fun Weekender

THE SOUND OF MADNESS ARENA TOUR plus special guests The Fratellis*
Thursday 6 December Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 7 December Manchester Arena
Saturday 8 December Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Monday 10 December Plymouth Pavilions
Tuesday 11 December Bournemouth Intl Centre
Thursday 13 December Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 14 December London The O2
Saturday 15 December Birmingham Arena
Monday 17 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Tuesday 18 December Hull Venue
Wednesday 19 December Reading Rivermead
Friday 21 December Cardiff Motorpoint Arena*
Saturday 22 December Brighton Centre

*The Fratellis are appearing at all dates except Minehead and Cardiff.