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 - The Best Of The Damned - Sealed - Japanese - CD album - £39.99, $54.79, €46.79 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 10:12)on September 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm
THE DAMNED The Best Of The Damned (Sealed 1996 Japanese-only 24-track CD compilation, including New Rose, Problem Child, I Feel Alright, Neat Neat Neat & the 'Motordamn' track Over The Top, complete with a unique lyric booklet picture sleeve &'Punk 20th Anniversary' obi-strip, factory sealed from new TECW-20165)
- The Damned - Problem Child - 1st - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 18-Sep-2021 10:44)on September 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm
THE DAMNED Problem Child (1977 UK frst issue 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including You Take My Money, both tracks produced by Nick Mason, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played BUY18)
- The Damned - Damned Damned Damned - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.75, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 12:08)on September 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm
THE DAMNED Damned Damned Damned (Rare original 1977 UK Stiff label 12-track LP, housed in a fully laminated picture sleeve with Island logo on the reverse. The sleeve has a little edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl has a few light surface scuffs. An excellent copy of this all-time classic punk rock record SEEZ1)
- The Damned - Grimly Fiendish - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.44, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2021 16:45)on September 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm
THE DAMNED Grimly Fiendish (1985 UK 12" vinyl single including the Spic 'n' Span Mix plus the b-side 'Edward The Bear'. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition GRIMT1)
- The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $68.50, €58.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 05-Aug-2021 12:37)on September 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm
THE DAMNED Machine Gun Etiquette (Original 1979 Chiswick 12-track vinyl LP with picture sleeve & cartoon strip style thick card inner sleeve with the chords to 'Smash It Up'. The sleeve shows light shelfwear and the vinyl is excellent with just light signs of play - great copy of this gem! CWK3011)