Ska legends Madness will be coming to the Greek Theatre next year with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Their original performance was scheduled this year on May 24 but has been pushed back one full year to May 30, 2021 due to Covid-19. For the British ska legends, this will mark the group’s first appearance in Southern California since Coachella Festival in 2012.
Hailing from London’s Camden Town, Madness are one of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s two-tone ska revival. Their 1979 debut, One Step Beyond… peaked at Number 2 in the UK, and remained on the Albums Chart for a whopping 78 weeks, producing such singles as “The Prince,” “My Girl” and the title track, “One Step Beyond,” a cover of a 1964 track by Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster.
For the next six years, the group would be a mainstay on the British airwaves and the UK album charts, with albums like Absolutely, 7, The Rise & Fall and Keep Moving, all landing in the Top 10. Madness also found success in the US, where they scored a Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the 1982 song, “Our House.” Over their 40-year career, they’ve released 12 albums and a handful of top singles. Their old-school ska sound has paved the way for artists like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who you’ll also have the pleasure of seeing on this tour! Get your tickets and skank the night away.
Location: The Greek Theatre
Address: 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027