English psychedelic punk legends THE DAMNED are heading down under in March 2017 for what will be their colossal 40th anniversary tour; a rare experience that every punk fan will not want to miss. These revolutionary icons will be bringing a collection of renowned classics and fan favourites that are sure to leave fans begging for more, long after the curtains have closed.
Since their formation in 1976, THE DAMNED began carving their own success when they played their first ever gig at the iconic 100 Club, in support of The Sex Pistols. Fast forward 40 years and the seminal punks have released an incredible ten studio albums, fifteen striking live albums, thirty-one compilations, two successful EP’s and thirty-one epic singles.
THE DAMNED have gained worldwide recognition through mega hits like Love Song, Smash It Up, Eloise, Gigolo and Grimly Fiendish, propelling them to become one of the most influential punk groups to date. Now, these icons are celebrating four decades of music, madness and memories and are heading to Australian shores to continue their reign on the punk rock scene.
After a series of line-up changes and a temporary break-up, the band have continued to release masterful music, with their latest offering So, Who’s Paranoid? marking the groups first album after a huge seven year gap. THE DAMNED fans can now rejoice as the gothic rockers are set to release their eleventh studio album, which is yet to be titled. One thing is for sure; this album will be packed with undoubtedly good musical decisions, powerful musicianship and true songcraft. Australian and NZ fans will be among the first to hear a taste of this new record which will most likely defy punk convention in the best way!
Celebrating 40 years of punk supremacy, the tour will be lead by original members Captain Sensible on guitar and the remarkable David Vanian on vocals, as well as long time members Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West.
Don’t miss one of the greatest punk bands of our time.
“The Damned remain an irresistible adrenalin rush and their debut single is still thrilling in this deeply entertaining evening.” - The Guardian
“The album is consistently smart and musically gratifying.” - Slant Magazine
“The assembled crowd going utterly berserk to an all-time classic track which still sounds like it was recorded yesterday, with an unbeatable urgency and passion to it.” - Tone Deaf
“For those of you who aren't familiar with them, the Damned are the band that beat the Sex Pistols to every punch in the late 70s, including being the first UK punk band to release an album.” - Pitchfork
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Early bird Pre Sale: Wednesday 2nd November 9AM AEDT
Available from http://selecttouring.com.au/tours/the-damned/
Tickets On Sale: Friday 4th November 9AM AEDT
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Wednesday 8th March 2017
The Studio, Auckland NZ
Friday 10th March 2017
The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 11th March 2017
Golden Plains Festival, VIC
Sunday 12th March 2017
170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 15th March 2017
The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday 17th March 2017
Capitol, Perth WA