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 - Damned, Damned, Damned - Vogue - French - vinyl LP - £60.00, $64.80, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2022 15:25)on September 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm
THE DAMNED Damned, Damned, Damned (1978 French 12-track vinyl LP pressed by Vogue with curious hybrid labels, housed in a fully laminated picture sleeve with a record company die-cut inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows no obvious signs of play! An excellent addition to any Damned fan's collection)
- The Damned - Anything - Pop-Up Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $19.44, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2022 14:13)on September 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm
THE DAMNED Anything (1986 UK limited edition 9-track vinyl LP, the seventh from the band, featuring Alone Again Or, Gigolo and Psychomania. Complete with the lyric inner, the gatefold 'pop-up' picture sleeve shows minimal signs of age with the vinyl in barely played condition MCG6015)
- The Damned - Mindless, Directionless, Energy - French - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2022 15:19)on September 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm
THE DAMNED Mindless, Directionless, Energy (1987 French 9-track vinyl LP recorded live at The Lyceum, London on 12th July 1981, including Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song and versions of the MC5's Looking At You and Sweet'sBallroom Blitz, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light wear and the vinyl appears barely played NOSE18)
- The Damned - In Dulce Decorum (Extended Mix) - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $8.64, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jul-2022 08:57)on September 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm
THE DAMNED In Dulce Decorum (1987 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the Extended Mix and Dub Remix plus Psychomania, glossy picture sleeve GRIMT8)
- The Damned - Music For Pleasure - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $54.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jul-2022 09:26)on September 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm
THE DAMNED Music For Pleasure (1977 UK 11-track vinyl LP including Problem Child, Don't Cry Wolf and Stretcher Case, matt colour picture sleeve complete with band photo inner sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played SEEZ5)