Madness announce gig at Durham cricket club

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POP legends Madness have announced a gig at Durham cricket club in Chester-le-Street.

Suggs and his band mates will perform at the Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday 26th September, as part of the UK’s greatest ever live open air tour this summer.

In a statement, the band said, “Come see, come see! The world’s strongest band perform incredible feats live! Marvel as Madness lift an enormous set of polished pop songs high in the air, single handed! The UK’s biggest open air tour ever! Rolling into a town” near you, soon.”

The Grandslam Maddness tour, which runs from May to September 2015, will take in over 20 shows at some of the greatest sporting venues around the country, including racecourses, cricket grounds, rugby and football stadiums.

David Harker, group chief executive of Durham County Cricket Club , said: “We are thrilled to secure the Grandslam Madness concert here at Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday 26th September. This concert further puts Durham CCC on the map as a leading concert venue in the North East.

“We are expecting sell out figures of up to 12,000 people to attend the Concert and anticipate that this event will continue to secure the Emirates Durham ICG as one of the regions premier venues for Music.”

Tickets for Grandslam Madness will be on general sale on Friday February 20 at 9am through www.durhamccc.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.grandslammadness.co.uk and www.lizhobbsgroup.com.

General Admission tickets cost £35.00. Family tickets cost £99.00 and admit two adults and two children up to the age of 16 years of age.