THE DAMNED original line-up has reunited for a UK tour in 2021. The founding members Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James will play five shows next July.

 

With tickets selling so fast, an extra London date has been added to keep up with demand. THE DAMNED will play London Eventim Apollo for two nights, on Friday 9 July and also Saturday 10 July. Tickets for the new London date go on sale this Wednesday 28 Oct at 10am from AEG Presents. Original dates on sale here.

 

THE DAMNED – FULL 2021 TOUR DATES

FRI 09 JULY – LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO

SAT 10 JULY – LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO * new date added

FRI 16 JULY – BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY

SAT 17 JULY – GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY

SUN 18 JULY – MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO

 

The greatest surviving British punk band THE DAMNED formed in 1976, releasing the first ever UK punk single ‘New Rose’ over forty years ago. Considered one of the greatest songs from this period, THE DAMNED’s ‘New Rose’ brought focus on the burgeoning punk scene before any other group.

 

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, B-sides and covers that the original line-up played.

 

In July 2021 THE DAMNED original line-up will play five UK dates including Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester, opening the tour at the famous Eventim Apollo in London on July 9.

 

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.

 

After dropping ‘New Rose’ and its B-side, a sped-up cover of The Beatles’ ‘Help’, THE DAMNED were asked by the Sex Pistols to be an opening act for the famous and ill-fated ‘Anarchy Tour of the UK’ in 1976. Alongside The Clash and Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers too, the band hit the road, but most of the dates were cancelled by organisers or local authorities, making it one of the most infamous tours in rock ‘n’ roll history.

 

Shortly after releasing their debut record in February 1977, THE DAMNED went on to support T.Rex on what would be their final tour before Marc Bolan’s tragic passing later that year. Bolan was famously a big fan of THE DAMNED and invited them on tour himself.

 

Soon after the T.Rex shows, THE DAMNED became the first UK punk band to tour the United States and play the renowned venue CBGB. Their spectacular performance at CBGB fully inaugurated the punk scene in America, sparking a revolution for many who attended that memorable first show Stateside.

 

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 here.

 

THE DAMNED original line-up are:

Dave Vanian – Vocals

Captain Sensible – Bass

Brian James – Guitar

Rat Scabies – Drums

 

NEW LONDON DATE ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY @ 10AM

OTHER DATES AVAILABLE FROM AEG PRESENTS NOW

 

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