Madness OVO Hydro Stage Times: Glasgow gig set times, support tickets, likely setlist and age restrictions

Madness play Glasgow this week.Madness play Glasgow this week.
Madness play Glasgow this week. | Getty Images for The National Lo

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.

The nutty boys are back with a hit-packed set, and will bring their show to Scotland's largest city this week.

Emerging from the backstreets of Campden Town in the late 1970s, Madness can boast 10 UK top ten albums, 15 top ten singles and a multitude of awards including a prestigious Ivor Novello.

They have been one of the biggest and most loved British bands for four decades and are well know for their raucous live sets.

Hide Ad

New they're back with their ‘C’est La Vie 2023’ tour mixing greatest hits with songs from their new studio album, and there're a stop in Glasgow - following an appearance a day earlier in Aberdeen.

Here's everything you need to know about the gig.

When are Madness playing Glasgow?

Madness play Glasgow's OVO Hydro on their 'C’est La Vie 2023' tour on Friday, November 1.

Will there be a support act?

Madness will have two support acts, with a DJ opening followed by a set from The Lightening Seeds. Responsible for some of the most well-known tracks of the 1990s including 'Life of Riley', 'Lucky You' and 'Pure', Ian Broudie's band are providing support for the whole tour.

What are the stage times?

Doors open at 6.30pm when the DJ set also begins. The Lightning Seeds are on from 7.30pm, with Madness taking to the stage at 9pm. The show will end by 11pm.

Are tickets still available?

If you've decided at the last minute that you'd like to go to the gig there are still tickets available here, starting at £38.60.

Are there any age restrictions?

The only age restriction for the gig is that all under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

Hide Ad

What is the likely Madness setlist?

The Glasgow gig is one of the first concerts on the tour so we can't be certain about the setlist, but expect to hear the majority of the following songs that were played at a recent show at London's KOKO venue.

    1. Theatre of the Absurd
    2. If I Go Mad
    3. Baby Burglar
    4. C’est la vie
    5. What On Earth Is It (You Take Me For?)
    6. Hour of Need
    7. Round We Go
    8. Lockdown and Frack Off
    9. Beginners 101
    10. Run For Your Life
    11. The Law According to Dr. Kippah
    12. In My Street
    13. One Step Beyond
    14. Embarrassment
    15. The Prince
    16. My Girl
    17. Bed and Breakfast Man
    18. House of Fun
    19. Baggy Trousers
    20. Our House
    21. It Must Be Love
    22. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
    23. Night Boat to Cairo

Related topics:



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.