The Damned hit the road to celebrate their 35th anniversary
This year marks the 35th anniversary of legendary UK rockers The Damned. Instrumental in kick-starting the original punk rock scene, from brash simple beginnings, The Damned have never been afraid to push themselves musically and throughout their years together have cruised through whatever areas of progressive, psychedelic, goth and pop rock that take their fancy.
No one, especially the band themselves, could have predicted that a band as chaotic and explosive as The Damned could last 35 years, so to celebrate this momentous occasion, the band are touring first the USA in October, then the UK in November, playing a set that consists of two of their classic album’s being played back to back.
The first part of the set will take the audience back to the sulphate and beer roaring days of The Roxy and the 100 Club as the band blaze through their high-energy 1977 debut Damned, Damned, Damned.
The second part of the set will see the 1980 released Black Album played in its entirety, climaxing with the glorious eighteen minute psychedelic masterpiece that is ‘Curtain Call’.Black Album shows the band at the peak of their powers and has long been a fan favourite.
Come celebrate The Damned’s 35th birthday at the following dates.
9th - Bristol, O2 Academy
10th - Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
12th - London, Roundhouse
13th - Brighton, East Wing
14th - Norwich, UEA
15th - Nottingham, Rock City
17th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
18th - Leeds, O2 Academy
19th - Manchester, Academy
20th - Edinburgh, HMV Picture House