Hello, we are MADNESS

If you have a general question for us or maybe a specific question for a member of the band, submit it here, we'll post and answer as many as possible.

If you see an unanswered question that you know the answer to, feel free to help out and leave your own answers.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To everyone asking about tour dates, confirmed gigs go up in the Live section as soon as they are… confirmed!
There’s nothing more we can tell you.

Hi nutties, one question for you:
I know that Suggs is a great Chelsea’s fan, but the others 6 elements of the band which football team do they support?
Thanks and Merry Xmas!

Hi! I know this might sound a bit previous, as you have yet to have completed this year’s House of Fun Weekender… But… Me and my hubby are huge fans, and are ex-pats living in Australia, and would love to attend next yr… So, my question is.. are there plans for a House of Fun Weekender in 2014, and if so, when would it be? I need to know when to book our flights! Many thanks, and big live from down under! ( PS: when are you guys coming back here to gig? )
Thanks again,
Kind Regards,
Mish C.

Hi
We watched the closure of the BBC building Concert and were amazed how many great songs you guys had made. Would it be possible to have a playlist of the concert? We would like to buy a cd/s with as many as possible on. Thanks
M & B

Dear Madness,
Can I still order the Oui, oui, si, si, ja. ja, da, da special edition???
I dearly hope so because I’m a big fan since 1980. And I wasn’t able to order it earlier.
Please help me. Thanks.

Hi
I was wondering if you were going to announce any December dates as every December for the last 10 years my brother and I have come to your concerts. Thanks

Hey Guys, I came to your epic gig last week at Ally pally, it was AWESOME, first time I’ve seen you live (other than the Jubilee Party in London).

Unfortunately I’m only a little guy, and by the time I had managed to get to the front of the queue for t-shirts, the Black Madness @ Alexandra Palace ones had all gone :(
I can’t see them on your store page, don’t suppose you have some left do you?
Cheers,

Aaron

House Of Fun Weekender 2013.
Butlins are saying that you are only playing on Saturday night this year?
Is this correct, as I have been the last 2 years & loved seeing you play Friday & Saturday.
If this is correct what is the reason as I know it is causing uproar at the moment on the FB Mad Chat page.
Thanks,
Vanessa,

Hi I went to ally pally at the weekend but was out of time to queue up for the ally pally tour t shirt can’t see it on mad store can I get it elsewhere please.? Thanks

Hi there,

Loved the gig at Alexandra Palace, especially hearing ‘Disappear’. It got me thinking, how about a tour where you play the first or second albums all the way through (or both)? I love all the albums but they’re my favourites. Also, any plans to get more Oui Oui boxes in stock? I missed out the first time.

All the best,
Magnus.

Hello, hope the rest of the tour goes well.

Any clues on when your most current DVD will back in stock? My father is huge fan and your DVD will probably be a valued xmas present.

Kind Regards
Kelly

Good morning Hugh/chrissy boy
I hope you can remember me and my son.
We went to the madness gig in Sheffield which was called off cause of the snow.
Then rescheduled the following year.
While at the gig we found that we wasn’t on the guest list, standing outside stage door you came along and rescued myself and my 8 year old son and got us in.
Great gig but had loads of hassle from the security/doorman during and after the gig.
I explained all this to you and then you kindly offered to allow us to go on another guest list for another gig.
Well……..madness are actually playing in my home town (rare) and I am hoping you would be able to put my wife and our two children on the guest list for this please?
It would make up for all the hassle we had at the Sheffield gig with the doorman ‘carting’ me out and upsetting my son.
I hope you can do this for me.
I look forward to your response
wpould like 4 tickets?

Kind regards

HI,

I’d like to buy tickets for 12 October in Duesseldorf, but there are the Toten Hosen – and it’s sold out. How come, are both playing?
Thanks, are there other concerts in the near future on the continent?
Nikola

Hi there
Can you help?
I remember going to the cinema when I was a lad to see a Madness movie, but I cannot remember the name of the movie?
It was either in the late 70′s or early 80′s
Could you let me know the name of the movie and also where I can get a copy on DVD.

Thanks
Carl Green

the film came out in 1981 i think and has just been released as double pack with film on dvd and the soundtrack on the other i think amazon have it good luck

Hello from France,
I have a “Membership in perpetuity” card joined when I bought Northon Folgate album.
What’s the use now…? Any special offer for special fans…?

To be fair, when the box set was advertised it said something like the membership would offer exciting content throughout the year, so given that it was accessible for over 2 years they’ve kept their side of the bargain. Having said that I won’t be complaining if we get more content :-)

what size do your childrens t shirts start as i want one for my 9year old grandson but not sure if the youth ones will fit him can you let me know as soon as possible please thank you

Have you released the line up for the 2013 House of Fun Weekender at Minehead, also is there a theme this year, the Circus Freaks from last year were amazing , roll on November we cant wait!!!!

Hi, Is there a dvd for the blackpool illuminations switch on 2013. I was there with my partner, took loads of pics and videos, but my phone broke, so now have none. So would like to buy the dvd if there is one. Thanks Karen.

dear Karen
What a pain. Sorry but we didn’t film it. It will probably be on Youtube etc. What sort of phone do you have? If it had an SD card, you can recover the film and so on from that. Or sometimes even recover stuff from the phones internal memory via a USB lead.Go to your mobile provider and ask them if it’s possible.
best of luck, CB

Hi, Great band.. Where can i get a beer cap of one of your bottles of Gladness? Im making a table and the top has got beer caps that i have collected and i would love a Gladness one..I would love a beer to but the chances of it coming out to Australia are slim. Your the best Band ever. Take Care and see you when you come back out here…. Scott.

Unfortunately the bottle caps on Gladness do not have a logo, they are just plain gold in colour, the bottle itself is very nice though…. as are the contents…. hic

oui oui (French), si si (Spanish), ja ja (German), da da (Russian) and it means yes yes yes yes yes yes as the other replier already said. :)

I’ve been trying to order the Mad not Mad Fanzine – summer 2013 edition but the email address you’ve supplied doesn’t work is there any other way to contact Ian Taylor – thanks

Just a question about the new release of “Take It or Leave It”…. Can we expected some subtitles in differents languages for that new edition? All your foreigns fans are waiting for it since the first edition in VHS……
Thanks for your answer…
See you at the Olympia in Paris…
Cheers.
Mister B

Helloooooo!
I was also in the crowd yesterday at BSF and can only confirm that you were just amazing and wonderful!! The absolute feel good and good vibes concert, everyone was nice & chatting & dancing & smiling & singing & shouting! The best of British! Keep on goooiiiing guys! Thanks a million!!!

Hello, I’m 16 and from England but I’m living in Belgium at the moment and I went to see you last night at BSF and you were incredible! My parents brought me up listening to your music and i still have memories of dancing around the sitting room to baggy trousers! My brother saw you two years ago at Leeds fest and even though two of his favorite bands were also there, he said you were the best there and totally incredible and last night you did not disappoint! Congratulations and thank you!

can you wish all the summer youth project all the luck in Our House.
My daughter is 9 (Abbie) and is doing it for the 1st time with lots of madness song. many thanks Helen & Abbie (Wyvern Swindon)

hi, last week I seen the limited edition coloured lps on ur site for sale, today I went to buy them, but can’t find them on the site, have you sold out of them?
stay nutty

Thought I’d collected all remastered 2 disc albums but realise I’m 1 short – The spine letters are currently spelling MADNES! – I have One Step Beyond / Absolutely / Madness7 / Rise & Fall / Keep Moving / Mad Not Mad / Wonderful – What am I missing? Thanks for your help!

The one missing is “The Madness”, hopefully it will be re-issued soon. Meanwhile you can listen to it in full via the Music section of the site.

Any idea if Gladness can be purchased online? I would like to get my hands around one of those bottles of lager. I live in Holland. See you in London the 28th of September. ;)

Hello, I would love to come & see you all at Blackpool soon but would you recommend me bring my 2 young daughters? They’re 5 and 3 (brainwashed them already! :). Thanks, Cressida x (love what you all do btw) x

Dear Cressida,
I really can’t answer this, it might be a bit rough for them. Sometimes it is very rough. Too much for a 5 and 3 year old. I have not done this event before, can anyone advise her?
thanks, CB

Hi Chris, thanks for the reply (only just seen it!). We made it to Blackpool, got to the front & daughter number 1 ended up on stage :) The crowd were fantastic & no pushing, and got a little wave from you too which was lovely. x

hi guys, was wondering if you ever gonna release the b sides of the sigles together, cos im sure there was one about a chap that couldnt eat all the guns he had collected, do you remember that one, take care

Matt

Don’t know if it’s still around, but there was a great singles collection called The Business. It should be on there. (The song you’re referring to can only be ‘Guns.’)

hi the only song i can think about guns is called ‘Guns’ and it was the b side of ‘One Better Day’ which reached number 17 in 1984. I have that on the triple cd called ‘The Business’ which goes from the prine right through to waiting for the ghost train , it has every b side plus extra tracks , jingles etc.

good luck finding it I
bought it at amazon

Just wanted to say a great big thank you to you all for your music over the years! Myself and my husband grew up with your music and are now brain washing our kids with it too (they love it)! We absolutely love the BBC send off and your never too cheap!! Keep up the good work boys the McKay family xx