Madness Signing

Amoeba Berkeley - May 24th @ 5:00pm

Madness invites YOU to come down to Amoeba Berkeley for an album signing / fan meet in support of their latest release, Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est la Vie, on Friday, May 24 at 5pm! To guarantee your spot for this special event, pre-purchase your copy of the album in-store only at Amoeba Berkeley starting now!


Catch them on their C'est La Vie Tour: May 23 and 24 at The Fox Theater in Oakland.


To attend the signing:

- Pre-purchase their latest album, Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est la Vie CD or LP starting NOW -  in-store only at Amoeba Berkeley to get a ticket for ONE to attend the signing

- Madness will be signing the new album. Fans can get ONE additional item signed (this can be a second copy of Theatre of the Absurd, a catalog title purchased at Amoeba Berkeley OR a personal item)

- Pre-purchased albums will be given out on 5/24 by showing your ticket + attached purchase receipt.

- Space is limited.



“The lights go down on some dark theatre in London / For the cruellest comedy…”


After a disparate couple of years, which saw the band at their most polarized and fragmented.  Madness reunited in an industrial unit in Cricklewood at the beginning of the year, where Suggs, Mark, Chrissy-Boy, Mike, Lee and Woody realized what united them was always bigger than what divided them.  Emerging re-energized and reinvigorated with a fresh bounce in their nutty step.  The result was their most harmonious recording experience to date.  For the first time ever, a brand new album came into the world that they were all completely, agreed on.  Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est LA Vie is the band’s inaugural foray into self-producing, working alongside engineer and mixer Matt Galsbey (Ed Sheeran, Maisie Peters, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man).


The governing principle behind C’est La Vie, is: “let Madness be Madness”.  The result is an album of typically timeless brilliance that also reflects the wonky years of it’s creation, these 14 songs representing the cream of the bumper crop of tunes the group cooked up, whittled down this punchy focused set.  There are moments of ineffably catchy pop excellence, drummer Daniel “Woody” Woodgate’s beguiling, bittersweet carousel “Round We Go”, Chrissy-Boy’s  anarchic anthem to perhaps justified paranoia, “Run For Your Life}, while the album is bookended by two of Suggs’ finest compositions, A very special prologue running through the album is supplied by Emmy and Bafta Awards- winning Martin Freeman.


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