New York hardcore stalwarts MADBALL have just announced a UK tour this November, proving once again that the pillars of hardcore remain unshaken in a world of ephemeral trends.
The kick-off? November 13th at London’s iconic Underworld. The week-long escapade will then venture through Manchester’s Rebellion on the 14th, Glasgow’s Slay on the 15th, Newcastle’s Reds Bar on the 16th, and Sheffield’s Foundry on the 17th. Plymouth’s The Depo will be the venue on the 18th, before the tour culminates in Brighton at The Arch on November 19th.
Tickets are already available for the taking here.
Though the band’s latest album, “For The Cause,” was released back in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records, its resonance has hardly waned. MADBALL, it seems, has a timeless quality, channeling the frustrations and exultations of a disenchanted youth even as its members—and fans—age.
13.11.23 – London, Underworld
14.11.23 – Manchester, Rebellion
15.11.23 – Glasgow, Slay
16.11.23 – Newcastle, Reds Bar
17.11.23 – Sheffield, Foundry
18.11.23 – Plymouth, The Depo
19.11.23 – Brighton, The Arch
Formed in the late ’80s as a side project of Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret and his younger half-brother, Freddy Cricien, MADBALL quickly escalated from a passion project to a defining act in the hardcore scene.
Hailing from New York City, the band embodied the visceral, frenetic energy that characterized the hardcore movement of the era.
While many of their contemporaries have either disbanded or transitioned into other genres, MADBALL has displayed an enduring commitment to hardcore, both as a musical style and as a cultural phenomenon.
Over the years, they have released nine studio albums, including the notable “Demonstrating My Style” and “Hold it Down,” each further cementing their status as stalwarts in a genre that champions raw authenticity over commercial appeal.
The band’s longevity speaks volumes about their dedication to the ethos of hardcore, making them not just survivors but luminaries in a scene that has often been misunderstood and marginalized.