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The Damned Tickets
The Damned TicketsOne of the first punk bands to emerge in the late 1970s, London's The Damned were trailblazers. The first punk act to record a single and album and then to tour America, the band helped put hardcore punk and Gothic rock on the map, influencing countless bands that followed. It remains one of the few bands from the "Class of '77" that remain contemporary and continue to record new music. The Damned has also toured regularly in recent years, playing to a devoted following around the world. These punk icons show no signs of retiring anytime soon.
A New Rose in TownThe Damned staked its claim to the punk throne with the release of its 1976 single titled "New Rose." 1977's debut album titled Damned Damned Damned provided a basic template for punk. Meanwhile, The Damned's careening tempos helped jump-start the nascent hardcore punk scene in the US. The band began exploring other styles by the early '80s. With 1985's Phantasmagoria, the band had embraced musically the Gothic appearance of lead vocalist Dave Vanian, a genre that the group explored for the rest of the decade on singles like "Grimly Fiendish" and "In Dulce Decorum." Throughout the '90s and the '00s, the Damned solidified its iconic reputation, touring intermittently with a changing lineup led by Vanian. In 2016, the band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a three-hour, career-spanning concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Is The Damned touring this year?In 2019, The Damned hits stages around the world to play its classic third album, 1979's Machine Gun Etiquette, in its entirety. This tour marks the first time The Damned has played lesser-known cuts from the album last heard live 30 years ago. These sets will also include other well-known songs associated with the band.
Where is The Damned playing in the US?These special anniversary shows take place late spring, including stops at the House of Blues in San Diego, Calif., Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, Nev., St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, Mich., in addition to four other dates. After dates across Europe over the summer, The Damned return to America later in the year to play three concerts with the reunited, legendary punk band The Misfits.
What is The Damned's setlist like?Fans can expect hit singles from Machine Gun Etiquette, including such classics as "Love Song," "Smash it Up (Parts 1 and 2)" and "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" as well as its cover of MC5's "Looking at You." Other songs from across the band's catalog will also be showcased, including "Wait for the Blackout," the classic singles "New Rose" and "Neat Neat Neat," as well as "Ignite" from 1982's Strawberries. Sets might also include "Street of Dreams," "Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow" and others.
Who are the current touring members of The Damned?In addition to perennial member Dave Vanian on vocals, founding member Captain Sensible handles bass alongside keyboardist Monty Oxymoron. Longtime drummer Pinch and bassist Paul Gray round out this lineup. Much of this lineup has played together since 2004.
Which other bands are similar to The Damned?The Damned has influenced two generations of bands across the musical spectrum. These include California punk bands like the Angry Samoans and the Dickies in addition to mainstream rockers like Guns n' Roses, who covered "New Rose" on its 1993 album The Spaghetti Incident. Fans of The Damned might enjoy contemporary punk bands such as F**ked Up and The Others or Goth-inspired bands like The Mission.
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