THOSE nutty boys were back in town as Madness rounded off a very big year with a Christmas shindig down at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.
With a performance on top of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and a spot during the Olympics closing
ceremony, the profile of the London lads has never been higher.
Suggs introduced a sprinkling of tracks from the band’s two most recent albums – but it was their classics from the 1970s and 80s that the crowd really wanted to hear.
One Step Beyond, Embarrassment and The Prince set things moving, while My Girl was complemented by its sequel, My Girl 2 from the current release Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.
And the lads left a salvo of hits for the climax of the show – including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Our House and signature song It Must Be Love.