The Damned mark their 35th anniversary with an eleven-date UK tour in November.
The seminal band are performing a set which will feature their first two albums; 1977’s ‘Damned, Damned, Damned’ and 1980’s ‘The Black Album’.
Guitarist Captain Sensible says their early sound encapsulated the time period; “How could we realize it would be so influential in kick-starting the punk scene? It was a rancid breath in the face of the stagnant rock gods and quite rightly heralded their demise whilst giving birth to the snottiest bastard child of rock’n’roll the world had ever seen.”
Sensible reflects on the band’s durability by pointing on they’ve never followed any trends as a band. “Whole musical genres have come and gone in the time this band has been playing. We just try to make music that we enjoy, and if other people are into it, that is a bonus… We must be doing something right because after 35 years, we still meet fans and musicians all over the world that blame us for corrupting their youth!”
The band, who are about to embark on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States, appear live in the UK on the following dates:
9 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
12 – London, Roundhouse
13 – Brighton, East Wing
14 – Norwich, UEA
15 – Nottingham, Rock City
17 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
18 – Leeds, O2 Academy
19 – Manchester, Academy
20 – Edinburgh, HMV Picture House
Ticket details for the above dates is now on The Damned’s website.