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Madness celebrates 40th year with £2.50 tickets

English ska band Madness is pricing tickets at £2.50 for its London show next month to mirror the cost when it played the same venue 40 years ago.

The intimate show at the 1,500-capacity Electric Ballroom will mark 40 years to the day since Madness launched its Two Tone Tour on November 17, 1979.

The band is promoting the gig as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, which will also include two sold-out shows at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, where the band originally hailed from.

The £2.50 tickets, which can be bought on November 1 through See Tickets, are limited to two per person. Customers will be required to present the card of purchase at the venue.

Madness said in a tweet: “On 17th Nov 1979, just before the Legendary Two Tone tour, we played at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. On exactly the same day 40 years later we’ll return to the Ballroom! Tickets priced at £2.50, as they were 40 years ago!”

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