Everything is set for one of Norwegian history's most longed after reunions, as Madrugada will re-unite for a European-tour in February 2019. The concerts mark the 20th anniversary of the band's legendary debut album, Industrial Silence. On stage will be three of the original four band members; Sivert Høyem, Frode Jacobsen, and Jon Lauvland Pettersen.
Starting the tour with two quickly sold out Oslo Spektrum-shows early February the band will head towards Europe right after.
The main focus will be on the songs from their debut album, Industrial Silence, which was released 30th August, 1999. The story of Madrugada's breakthrough is that of legends in Norwegian music history. Virgin Records offered the band a contract in the summer of 1998, a contract that supposedly was signed on the bonnet of a car outside the Norwegian Stock Exchange. This gave the band complete and utter trust and studio time to realize their great visions. In September the following year, their debut album Industrial Silence became an overnight sensation, and instantly went to No. 1 on the coveted VG-list and led to freat success europeanwide. The album remains one of Norwegian rock history's greatest classics. During the next ten years, Madrugada released a further four studio albums. Their last album, simply entitled Madrugada, was started before the band's lead guitarist, Robert Burås, passed away in 2007, and released in 2008. During their ten years as a band, Madrugada received five Spellemann awards (the Norwegian Grammys), including Spellemann of the Year 2005, as well as two Alarm awards, and numerous sales trophees.