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UK ska and pop legends Madness have announced a slate of new tour dates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band and their 1979 debut album One Step Beyond… .

Along with a number of shows in Europe, the UK, and Dubai , the band also announced stops in Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, the Fox Theater in Oakland, Boston’s House of Blues and a headlining appearance at Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas on 25 May, making it the two-tone outfit’s first visit stateside in eight years.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Friday, 13 December at 10 am.

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The group are touring with the majority of their core line-up including frontman Graham “Suggs” McPherson, keyboard/pianist Mike Barson, bassist Mark Bedford, drummer Dan “Woody” Woodgate, saxophonist Lee Thompson and guitarist Chris Foreman.

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As part of the late-70s 2-Tone ska revival, Madness stormed the UK charts with their debut album in 1979 and continued to reign with nearly 20 Top 10 singles over the course of three decades with enduring hits like such as ‘Our House’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’.

Prior to their US tour announcement, Madness have a number of UK dates this month including three sold-out nights at the Roundhouse in London from 15-17 December. Following their US dates, the band will return to the UK in the summer, with stops in Gloucestershire on 13 June, the York Festival on 18 June and House of Fun Weekender in Minehead on 20 November 2020.

The ska veterans also released a new single, ‘Bullingdon Boys (Don’t get bullied by the bully boys)’ this past November and their last studio effort was Can’t Touch Us Now in 2016.

Visit the official artist site for ticket details and view the full tour itinerary below.

12 December 2019 @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands 15 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK 16 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK 17 December 2019 @ Roundhouse, London, UK 05 March 2020 @ The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE 21 May 2020 @ House of Blues Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 22 May 2020 @ Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center, New York, NY 25 May 2020 @ Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada 27 May 2020 @ Fox Theater, Oakland, California, US 13 June 2020 @ Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK 19 June 2020 @ York Sports Club, York Festival, York, UK 20 June 2020 @ Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, UK

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Hailing from Camden Town, London, England, Madness are a ska band that formed in 1976. They are one of the most enduring and beloved English bands to ever come from the late seventies and early eighties and quite possibly the world’s biggest 2-Tone band.

I think it’s fair to say that people don’t take Madness quite as seriously as they probably should. To clarify, people love them like a family member and with very good reason, but the gloriously silly, “nutty boys” image that follows them around wherever they go doesn’t even tell half their story. This is a band that have had to struggle to get anywhere their entire career, that weathered a storm of abuse and attacks both from skinheads and people accusing them of being skinheads after they’d barely released their first single.

It’s a wonder they have a sense of humour at all, let alone one as broad as theirs, but thank God in heaven that they do. It was one of the things that made them one of the biggest names in British music at the time, that and their absolutely astonishing run of singles. The band began life as The North London Invaders, founded by keys player Mike Barson, guitarist Chris Foreman and saxophonist Lee Thompson, who remain with the band to this day. They recruited drummer John Hasler, bassist Cathal Smyth and singer Dikron Tulane a year later.

The group started performing in 1977 but ran into some serious line up troubles soon afterwards, with most members leaving the band and returning soon afterwards. Graham McPherson (AKA Suggs) took over lead vocals but was kicked out in short order after choosing his beloved Chelsea football club over rehearsing one too many times. Smyth left after an argument with Barson, and the same man’s criticism of Lee Thompson’s saxophone playing led to Thompson himself leaving before the year was up. However by the following year, Thompson and McPherson were back in the fold, Daniel Woodgate and Mark Bedford had become the bands full time drummer and bassist and in 1979, they changed their name to Madness and got Smyth, now going under the nickname Chas Smash, to join as a backing singer and dancer.

The stage was set, and after that much grief with the line-up, it must have been sweet relief to see their first single, a cover of Prince Buster’s “The Prince” become a surprise hit, reaching number 16 in the charts. A performance on the legendary British music TV show Top Of The Pops followed and from that stemmed a tour with The Specials and a record deal with Stiff Records. Their debut album, “One Step Beyond…” came out in October 1979, and that records success was the blue print for the band in the early 1980’s when they were basically unstoppable. The band released one album in each of that decades first three years, all of which top ten and released deathless hit singles like “Baggy Trousers”, “Our House”, “Embarrassment”, “Night Boat To Cairo” and their sole number one hit in the U.K “House Of Fun”.

Of course, that kind of creativity and success in such a short period of time leaves a band with one way to go. In 1984, Barson left the band and by 1985 they were struggling, their singles missing the top 40 altogether and the band not happy with how their albums were turning out, in 1986 they started work on a new record, but it was not to be. The friction between the band members was too much and they announced that they were splitting in September that year. However, after some quiet attempts at solo careers failed to take hold, their single “It Must be Love” was released in 1992. It was a top ten hit all over again, reaching number 6, only two places lower than its original release over a decade ago in 1981.

The demand was there, and the band reunited in the same year for two enormous concerts at Finsbury Park, which were called Madstock!. Both shows sold out, and 75’000 people attended over that weekend, and since then the band have reunited frequently to record albums and go on an annual arena tours of the U.K during the Christmas season. They remain one of the most beloved British bands of the past three decades. Each generation seems to love them just as much as the last, shown by the colossal crowd they pulled at the 2011 Reading and Leeds festivals while slotted in between Two Door Cinema Club and Jimmy Eat World. All hail The Nutty Boys, then. After everything they’ve conquered to get where they are today, they’ve earned the title of national treasures with aplomb, and are still a band to be seen as soon as possible.

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Buster he sold the heat, with a rock steady beat! As soon as you hear this the nutty dancing starts as thousands of 40 something's (and their kids and their dads!) get busting their best Rude Boy moves to one of Great Britain's best ever Ska/Pop bands. Since 1979's "The Prince" The Nutty Boys have scored hit after hit of glorious pop with an underlying social conscience that the casual listener probably never noticed. When you go to a Madness concert you can't possibly leave without a fez on your head, sore legs and feet and a smile on your face as wide as the Clyde. These guys may be getting older and dare I say it even respectable (they we're invited to play at Her Maj's big house in London - who would have thought that in 79!) but they certainly have no signs of slowing down. Lee "Kix" Thomson still runs around with his Sax like a young kid and Chas Smash gets the crowd dancing like crazy and bellowing out every word. Only thing these days is the original bass play Mark "Bedders" Bedford seems to have retired from the band which is a shame. Whatever you do beg, steal or borrow a ticket for the next gig and get on The Nutty Train!

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Scarborough outdoor theatre was a great venue especially as the rain stayed away . For an outdoor venue it's quite compact so the atmosphere & souund didn’t fade away. Madness where their usual brilliance. After over 38 years together you wouldn't expect anything less. Great encore of Madness & Night boat to Cairo. The crowd where up for it so fuelled by the bands enthusiasm it made a memorable night. 11 out of 10!

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Brilliant show as always from Madness although they sang a few obscure tunes which we didn't really know from their back catalogue (although they were celebrating 40 years so I guess that was understandable). The Roundhouse is our favourite venue, it's well run, great sound, good views from wherever you stand or sit, plenty of bars & toilets.

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Brilliant atmosphere,fabulous sound,& an unbelievably great show yet again,only disappointment was (some of,not all) the security guards at the venue,their level of professionalism left a lot to be desired,but The Fratellis and Madness were (and still are) just as good as they’ve always been! #TheSoundOfMadness

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just brilliant! Typicall Madness. The crowd were wild (but well behaved) played all the classics and more the sound and lighting was second to none and the atmosphere was electric. They never missed a beat! Timeless. I'm Just glad I was there to witness it! Go you won't be disappointed.

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Outstanding gig! Best Madness set I've heard in a while! Lee Thomson n Suggs were on top form! Glad I had a standing ticket as the atmosphere was awesome!! Monty Python's "Akways look on the bright side of life" blasting out of the sound system on everybody leaving was top class!!

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Great concert, supportive crowd treated to a mix of their old 80's classics and more recent stuff, performed with the expected humour and charm. "Night Boat to Cairo" concluded a brilliant night. If you can't enjoy a Madness concert you probably don't have a heartbeat!

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Madness where fantastic. Great being in a smaller venue. Only downside was no air conditioning and it was extremely hot inside . No support act to speak of just a guy playing tunes at his decks which was ok for a bit but crowd got a bit restless . Madness brilliant

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A great day was had by all. The cricket ground was filled with fans, many who i spoke to have seen the band more then a few times. There was the usual mix of fez wearing men and women who were treated to an hour and a half of classic tracks and new gems.

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Incredible. We were in the floor standing and the atmosphere was so good. The music was amazing, Madness at their best. I couldn't stop dancing for the entire concert along with everyone else in the venue. The songs were classic and really well-played.

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British rock band Madness are hitting the road again in 2020. More than 40 years after the release of their debut album, 1979’s ska-punk-y One Step Beyond… , Madness will be performing a slew of tour dates, including their first U.S. shows in eight years.

The tour will feature most of the band’s core lineup as well: frontman Graham “Suggs” McPherson, keyboard/pianist Mike Barson, bassist Mark Bedford, drummer Dan “Woody” Woodgate, saxophonist Lee Thompson and guitarist Chris Foreman.

The British hitmakers will be playing four shows on this side of the pond, including a headlining set at Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas. They’ll also perform at the House of Blues in Boston, Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.

Tickets to their North American shows — as well as ones in Europe, the U.K. and Dubai — go on sale this Friday, December 13th.

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May 21 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues May 22 — New York, NY @ Hammerstein May 25 — Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival May 27 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

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Madness' new album stopped them from splitting up. 'Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie', out now, was recorded in an industrial unit in Cricklewood, London, after a "disparate couple of years which saw the band at their most polarised and fragmented." The Ska legends argued over the COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccinations, but as soon as they hit the studio to work on their first studio album in seven years, their differences were put aside. Frontman Suggs, 62, told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "We had polarised opinions about if there should be vaccinations and lockdowns, and it ended up quite serious between us. "Everything became half one way and half the other, different opinions on who was to blame." He continued: "The great joy of the band is that, when we get together, we become tolerant. "We all come from very tough backgrounds, and tolerance has got a little lost in society. "But we can see there's two sides to every story, that you don't have to hate each other just because you've got a different opinion." They also had creative differences that they just let go of. Suggs laughed: "Some of the other's songs, I didn't really dig at first. "I thought 'Run For Your Life' was a bit depressing, but the others said it was on fire. "Even if you think, 'What the hell are you on about? you have to put your best into everyone else's songs because it's a great joy when you're proved wrong and it works." BAFTA-winning superfan, Martin Freeman, 52, plays a central role in telling the story of the record as he recorded the prologue running throughout. The 'Hobbit' star became friends with Suggs and co after standing in a meet and greet queue for the 'It Must Be Love' band and being fast-tracked to meet them by Madness' manager. The record also marks the first time the group has self-produced a record with assistance from engineer and mixer Matt Galsbey. The 'Baggy Trousers' band's last record was 2016's ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’, however, they released the soundtrack LP ‘The Get Up!’ last year.

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“I t’s been two years since we’ve played live,” singer Suggs declares, reflecting on how the pandemic derailed this British pop institution. “I’ve found myself singing at old grannies at the bus stop.” Still, within seconds, band and audience resume their positions for the traditional festive staple of a Madness December tour. Around a quarter of the crowd are wearing fezzes. The sunglassed, besuited vocalist begins the evening in a stage-left phone box, supposedly phoning his mum, and still has the charmingly befuddled air of someone who woke up from a dream to find himself onstage in an arena. At 60, he changes the “I’m feeling twice as older” line in 1980’s Embarrassment to “three times as older”. He doesn’t need to complete the “Hey you, don’t watch that …” intro to One Step Beyond – the audience do it for him.

Without a new album to promote, this tour leans heavily on the hits, and The Prince and a glorious My Girl set a high bar which, in fairness, they don’t drop far below all night. More recent songs NW5 and Mr Apples easily punch their weight. The “nutty boys” image belies the rich content of Madness’s material, which documents all sorts of aspects of British life including homelessness and racial prejudice. Two songs are so new they are unreleased. Baby Burglar reflects on a misspent youth of “petty criminality” over a samba-ish rhythm. “I thought I might go mad in the last couple of years, but who’s to say I wasn’t already?” Suggs quips, by way of introducing If I Go Mad, which has enough hooks to become yet another Madness banger.

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Madness have announced a new UK arena tour taking place this winter, where they will be joined by special guests The Lightning Seeds .

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Announced today (April 21), the upcoming tour will kick off in Aberdeen at the end of November and hit arenas across the UK, before closing with a performance in Birmingham.

It will feature appearances in cities including Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as a penultimate slot at London’s O2 arena on December 15. Madness will also be joined by special guests, The Lightning Seeds — you can find all scheduled dates below.

“WOT-a-tour this promises to be,” the band said, discussing the newly-announced ‘C’est La Vie’ dates. “We can’t wait to be back out on the road, doing what we love best. Roll on November.”

As per a press release, the upcoming shows will not only feature some of the ska band’s most famous hits – such as ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘Our House’ – it will also include tracks taken from their upcoming album.

Suggs and co announced that they were working on a new release on social media back in November. Sharing footage taken in a recording studio, the caption read: “Please allow us to introduce ourselves… We’re back in the studio recording the new album… This one sounds about finished?!?”

Please allow us to introduce ourselves… we're back in the studio recording the new album… this one sounds about finished?!? pic.twitter.com/NJPM4e9igb — Madness (@MadnessNews) November 10, 2022

The forthcoming release will be their first new LP of original material since 2016’s ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’.

Tickets for the ‘C’est La Vie’ arena tour go on sale at 9:30am BST on April 28, and will be available here .

Madness’s 2023 arena tour features shows in:

November 30 – P&J Live, Aberdeen December 1 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow 2 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle 4 – International Arena, Cardiff 5 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham 7 —M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool 8 – First Direct Arena, Leeds 9 – AO Arena, Manchester 11 – Brighton Centre, Brighton 12 – International Centre, Bournemouth 14 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield 15 – The O2, London 16 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Back in February, it was confirmed that Madness and Noel Gallagher will be headlining Nottingham’s Splendour Festival later this year . Taking place at Wollaton Park on July 22 and July 23, the 15th instalment of the festival will also include sets from The Kooks , Rudimental , Sugababes , Sam Ryder , Confidence Man and Altered Images.

The band will also be playing more UK shows this year before kicking off their arena dates. Announced back in November 2022, the band will play in cities including Halifax and Middlesborough this summer.

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More than 200 conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital, calling for the cancellation of Coldplay’s concert on Wednesday night over the British band’s support for the LGBTQ+ community

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 200 conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital on Wednesday, calling for the cancellation of a Coldplay concert that night over the British band's support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The protesters, marching about 1 kilometer (half a mile) away from the concert venue in Jakarta where the band was set to perform, held a large banner that read: “Reject, cancel and disband Coldplay concerts.” It described the band as an LGBTQ+ “propagandist,” saying its stance damages “faith and morals.”

The same protest group also staged demonstrations last week at several locations in Jakarta, including the British Embassy.

Indonesia is secular and has a long history of religious tolerance, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

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The protests follow concert cancellations earlier this year in Southeast Asia over LGBTQ+-related issues. British pop rock band The 1975 canceled its shows in Jakarta and Taipei in July after the Malaysian government cut short a music festival in the wake of the band’s lead singer slamming the country’s anti-gay laws and kissing a male bandmate during their performance.

Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia in 2012 over security concerns after Muslim hard-liners threatened violence if the pop star went ahead with her “Born This Way Ball” concert.

The Asian leg of Coldplay’s “Music Of The Spheres World Tour” includes Wednesday's concert at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta. More than 70,000 tickets were sold in less than two hours when sales opened in May.

Jakarta is one of the band’s top streaming hubs, with 1.6 million fans in the city.

Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.

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TOOL band shared a teaser video for their upcoming UK and European Spring and Summer 2024 tour. During Maynard James Keenan 's side projects tours, they return to the stage with a new tour. Let's watch the teaser for TOOL 's 2024 tour below!

TOOL will now start early in 2024. Also, the metal band Elder will be the opening act on this tour. Their winter tour 2024 begins on January 10, 2024. Before returning to the West, TOOL will stop at several places on the East and South Coasts. In Las Vegas, the show will end on February 18.

Prog metal legends TOOL announced a second set of U.S. shows starting in January 2024 and going through mid-February. This was just a few days after the start of their huge 2023 tour. That leg is full now that the TOOL band has added two more tour stops. You can also check TOOL 's North American 2023 tour dates here . 

How to buy TOOL tickets for European and UK tour dates for 2024? 

Here are the steps for you to buy a ticket for TOOL 's Europe and UK tour will kick off in 2024. 

Tool Army would love you to join us as we start our future European trip. As a member, you get a lot of special benefits, such as:

  • The chance to buy up to four tickets 48 hours before anyone else, getting the best seats at the best prices
  • Access to behind-the-scenes material that no one else has
  • Discounts and product drops just for members
  • A site only for Tool Army users
  • A collectible gift for being a member
  • Join now to be a part of the Tool Army group before the European trip starts, and get access to things only available to Tool Army members!

Danny Carey also talks about this upcoming tour and songs:

"I'm sure it won't take us this long for the next one. We even had some stuff left over from the last one that we'll develop. We have head starts on three or four new songs."

Also, Justin Chancellor recently appeared on the podcast The Vinyl Guide and offered an update on the band's recording plans.

"We haven't recorded anything yet. But we're quite busy until — I guess until after the spring of next year touring. So once that's done, we're gonna get back in the studio and knuckle down and put some of it together."

Check the TOOL's 2024 winter tour dates:

Check the full tour dates for TOOL 's 2024 shows below!

January 2024: 

  • Jan. 10 - Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
  • Jan. 12 - New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • Jan. 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • Jan. 18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
  • Jan. 19 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
  • Jan. 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
  • Jan. 23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
  • Jan. 24 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
  • Jan. 26 Birmingham, AL The Legacy Arena at The BJCC
  • Jan. 27 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
  • Jan. 30 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank CenterJan. 31 Austin, TX Moody Center
  • Jan. 31 Austin, TX Moody Center

February 2024:

  • Feb. 2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
  • Feb. 3 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
  • Feb. 5 Denver, CO Ball Arena
  • Feb. 7 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
  • Feb. 9 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
  • Feb. 12 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
  • Feb. 14 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
  • Feb. 15 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
  • Feb. 17 Ontario, CA Toyota Arena
  • Feb. 18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

TOOL band shared a teaser video for their upcoming UK and European Spring and Summer 2024 tour. During Maynard James Kee

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ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2023 brought a new album project for Third Day founder, Mark Lee, following the release of its first single, “Finest Hour”. With it comes preparations for a 2024 solo tour. The tour is planned to stop in 15 cities across the Midwest and Eastern United States between January and May 2024. Booking requests can be made to [email protected] as dates remain available.

“This is some of my favorite music I’ve recorded in a long time. I’m looking forward to getting on the road in 2024 and sharing this message of hope and encouragement in a live setting.” - Mark Lee

Mark Lee has been encouraging people through stories and songs for practically his entire life. In 1991 he started Third Day with high school friend Mac Powell. Through a career spanning almost three decades, they released 13 studio albums, with total sales of almost 9 million. The band has won four Grammy awards, an American Music Award, and numerous Gospel Music and ASCAP Songwriter awards. Third Day’s live show has always been the heart of the band – they’ve performed thousands of concerts to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.

Lee is also a prolific songwriter, writing many of Third Day’s signature songs, including “Show Me Your Glory” (2003 ASCAP Christian Song of the Year), “Sky Falls Down” (GMA Rock Song of the Year), “Alien”, and “Wire”. He has also written songs for numerous other artists, including Kutless, Sara Groves, and Kim Hill. In 2017, Lee fulfilled a life-long goal of becoming an author, releasing his debut memoir Hurt Road through Revell Books.

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Lee released “Finest Hour” in October of 2021, the first single of his latest project. “Finest Hour” was produced by Chris Hoisington (Kevin Max, Brothers McClurg, Bellsburg Sessions). Reserve a stop on the 2024 Finest Hour Tour by emailing a booking request to [email protected] .

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9ffbceae-6417-4674-9544-4e265a096b24

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