Madness have announced their first major arena tour in more than two years and it will include a hometown show at The O2 Arena.

Members of the pop and ska band, which formed in London the 1970s, have been locked up the studio finishing new album Can’t Touch Us No, in time for its October release.

The six-piece, fronted by gregarious Graham “Suggs” McPherson, will be showcasing the new tracks at a gig in the capital on Saturday, December 10, which is part of a 11-date UK tour.

Fans can also expect to hear favourites hits such as House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and the Ivor Novello Award-winning Our House.

Madness, who also have a Novello for Outstanding Song Collection and a MOJO Hall of Fame Award, will also be playing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Belsonic, Kendal Calling, Y Not, Boomtown and House of Common in Clapham Common this year.

Tickets for the Can’t Touch Us Now Tour are on sale from 9am Friday, May 27.

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