From Planet Rock.
The Damned’s original line-up of Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James have reunited for four-date headline tour in 2021.
The punk rock torchbearers, who released their debut single ‘New Rose’ almost exactly 44 years ago on 22nd October 1976, will play four headline shows in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester in July 2021.
The tour will celebrate the band’s 45-year anniversary and the setlist will feature songs from The Damned’s first two albums from 1977 – ‘Damned Damned Damned’ and the Nick Mason produced ‘Music for Pleasure’ – together with B-sides and covers that the original line-up played.
The Damned’s quartet of shows will mark the first time drummer Rat Scabies (real name Christopher Millar) and guitarist Brian James have performed with the band in over 25 years.
Vocalist David Vanian remains the only constant member of The Damned, while Captain Sensible has had three separate tenures. Although Captain Sensible performed guitar from 1979 onwards, in keeping with the original line-up he will be playing bass next year.
See The Damned at the following shows:
London Eventim Apollo – Fri 9th
Birmingham O2 Academy – Fri 16th
Glasgow O2 Academy – Sat 17th
Manchester O2 Apollo – Sun 18th
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- The Damned - Eloise - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.00, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 13:49)on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 am
THE DAMNED Eloise (1986 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Beat Girl and Temptation. The glossy picture sleeve shows some ringwear and the vinyl looks barely played GRIMT4 )
- The Damned - Damned Damned Damned: Remastered - Yellow Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $35.99, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 01-Dec-2022 14:45)on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 am
THE DAMNED Damned Damned Damned (2022 UK/EU limited edition 12-track Yellow Vinyl LP - Originally released in 1977, their debut studio album was produced by Nick Lowe and includes the singles New Rose and Neat Neat Neat. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the sealed & hype-stickered picture sleeve)
- The Damned - Love Song - Red Vinyl + Algy Ward Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2022 15:04)on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 am
THE DAMNED Love Song (1979 UK 3-track 7" single pressed on Red Coloured Vinyl with intact four prong centre, also including Suicide and Noise Noise Noise, Algy Ward picture sleeve. The sleeve has some lightscuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played CHIS112)
- The Damned - Love Song - Rat Scabies Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.00, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2022 15:38)on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 am
THE DAMNED Love Song (1979 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong centre, also including Suicide & Noise Noise Noise, Rat Scabies picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just light wear/scuffing to edges whilst the vinyl looks barely played CHIS112)
- The Damned - Love Song - Blue Vinyl + Captain Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Nov-2022 09:07)on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 am
THE DAMNED Love Song (1982 issue of the 1979 UK 3-track 7" single pressed on TRANSLUCENT BLUE vinyl, with intact four prong centre, also including Suicide and Noise Noise Noise. Issued in the Captain Sensible picture sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition CHIS112)