THE DAMNED original line-up has reunited for a UK tour in 2021. The founding members of the greatest surviving British punk band Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James will play four shows next July, tickets on sale this Friday 23 Oct from AEG Presents. Formed in 1976, THE DAMNED released the first ever UK punk single ‘New Rose’ over forty years ago. On their up-coming tour in 2021 they will celebrate the iconic single’s 45th anniversary, as well as perform tracks from the first two albums and b-sides.
See all dates and venues below:
THE DAMNED – FULL 2021 TOUR DATES
FRI 09 JULY – LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO
FRI 16 JULY – BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
SAT 17 JULY – GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
SUN 18 JULY – MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
THE DAMNED have an illustrious and extensive history, beginning in 1976 with ‘New Rose’ and with the release of their debut album DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED the following year. Produced by Nick Lowe (Elvis Costello, Graham Parker), it was the first full-length album released by a British punk band and included their now most-streamed song, ‘Neat Neat Neat’, currently on 18.2 million plays. THE DAMNED were the first British punk band to tour in America, and the first to play CBGB. They were also part of the famous and ill-fated ‘Anarchy Tour of the UK’ and supported T.Rex/Marc Bolan too, on their last tour before his tragic passing.
At the beginning THE DAMNED were at the heart of London’s burgeoning punk scene and, from 1976, they were a major influence for many. Now, over forty years later, after many different line-ups, multiple albums and nine Top 40 Singles, the original band are back together for one tour only.
They play London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester in July 2021, tickets on sale this Friday 23 Oct.