MADNESS // FALKIRK STADIUM, FALKIRK

OUR HOUSE - POP LEGENDS 'MADNESS' ROCK FALKIRK STADIUM WITH THEIR "CAN'T TOUCH NOW TOUR"

MADNESS PERFORMING AT FALKIRK STADIUM, FALKIRK - 04/08/2017
PICTURE BY: LEANNA TANNER PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★★

The Legends which are MADNESS are one of Britain’s chart house favourites in British chart history. Our House favourites hit Scotland’s local town of Falkirk to play Rock the Stadium music festival which is promoted by LCC Live Music Events who have organised some of the best gigs across the past couple of years, including Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Tom Jones. Madness were performing at SSE Hydro in Glasgow last year as part of their UK Arena Tour "Can’t Touch Us Now Tour." The band were super excited to be back in the country performing to their Scottish fans again.

Old favourites The Farm opened up the show before the main band which everyone was waiting for came on stage and the crowd were super excited for The Farm, the atmosphere and energy was overwhelming.

The atmosphere in the stadium was jumping as the crowd gathered geared up for Madness who also arrived in retro style fashion wearing braces, hats and suit jackets with short trousers and black shades. The fans were from all age groups of young people to older people and were all in amazing spirits, singing and dancing before they even came on stage.

The original Camden boys are well known for putting on a great show, the band which never fail to let down their fans of all ages were superb, the boys are renowned to inject fun into their performance. As the band arrived on the stage dressed in suits, and wearing black shades, they were ready to entertain the crowd and having laughs on stage with each other and shouting to the crowd, playing their well-known unique hits from over the decades…

Graham McPherson and co. arrived on stage cheering to the crowd who were all chanting back to McPherson, the lead singer of the band also known as Suggs who was wearing a full black suit with black shades and having a laugh on stage with fellow member Lee Thompson who plays the sax who also was some character who was dressed in full tartan, as McPherson and co came up on the big screen, the crowd felt more involved and went wild along with the bass guitarist 'Mark Bedford' and the rest of the band who swaggered on looking cool.

They kicked of the show with one of their top hits ‘Embarrassment’ which was a good intro to get the boys on stage, they kept the best till last playing some their biggest hits which made you feel the love and atmosphere with the crowd throughout the stadium, when the song Our house started playing the stadium went mental, everyone dancing about like crazy copying their moves, this kept going when they played House of fun and It must be love also Baggy Trousers everyone sang along and could clearly see how much of a good time everyone was having ending the night with Chelsea F.C – Liqudator.

Ending the show McPherson and co decided they would dedicate a song to their Scottish fans by bringing on a piper to perform an amazing rendition of ‘Oh Flower of Scotland’ the national anthem for Scotland, which the crowd sang throughout the stadium for the entire song. By the crowd's reaction the band's attempt at 'Oh Flower of Scotland' was a great success. The night was a concert which all the crowd sang their hearts out and all came together for one night of music, every fan showed the band what Scotland is made of by coming together singing every lyric, dancing together just showing Scotland is the place on the map where the best crowds are for concerts. Overall the show was incredible and one to remember, we hope Madness return again to Scotland soon.

MADNESS - CAN'T TOUCH US NOW TOUR CONTINUES:

05 AUGUST - LYTHAM FESTIVAL - ST. ANNE'S, UK
07 AUGUST - LOKERSE FEESTEN - LOKEREN, BELGIUM
12 AUGUST - THE KENT COUNTY SHOWGROUND - KENT, UK
18 AUGUST - HARDWICK LIVE - COUNTY, DURHAM, UK
19 AUGUST - V FESTIVAL 2017 - CHELMSFORD, UK
20 AUGUST - V FESTIVAL 2017 - STAFFORDSHIRE, UK

25 AUGUST - VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL 2017 - PORTSMOUTH, UK
27 AUGUST - THE BIG FEASTIVAL - KINGHAM, UK
28 AUGUST - HOUSE OF COMMON FESTIVAL 2017 - LONDON, UK
02 SEPTEMBER - ELECTRIC PICNIC - COUNTY LAOIS, IRELAND
28 OCTOBER - LIVE CLUB - MILAN, ITALY
29 OCTOBER - GRAN TEATRO GEOX - PADOVA, ITALY
01 NOVEMBER - STAHLWERK - DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
02 NOVEMBER - TEMPODROM - BERLIN, GERMANY
03 NOVEMBER - ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER - WANGLES, GERMANY
05 NOVEMBER - VEGA - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
07 NOVEMBER - ANNEXET - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
08 NOVEMBER - ROCKEFELLER - OSLO, NORWAY
10 NOVEMBER - DE ROMA - ANTWERP, BELGIUM
11 NOVEMBER - SALLE PLEYEL - PARIS, FRANCE
13 NOVEMBER - MUZIEKCENTRUM - ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS
14 NOVEMBER - TIVOLI VREDENBURG - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
17 NOVEMBER - HOUSE OF FUN WEEKENDER 2017 - BUTLINS MINEHEAD, UK

PHOTOS + REVIEW BY: LEANNA TANNER PHOTOGRAPHY