The Damned announce album plans

The Damned announce album plans

The Damned (Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch, and Stu West) will be heading into the studio this winter to record a brand new album, their first since 2008’s So, Who’s Paranoid?, for release in 2017. The band have also confirmed a full North American tour, beginning April 6th in Los Angeles.

Cited as one of the most influential punk groups of all time, The Damned contributed vastly to the gothic rock genre and influenced an entire generation of future hardcore punk bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains, with their fast paced energetic playing style and attitude. Along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they helped spearhead the punk movement in the UK. Now, four decades and ten albums later and still on the road, they continue to wave the flag for originality, stick two fingers up to mediocrity and celebrate a DIY punk ethos in the face of plastic entertainment and scripted reality. The band’s hugely influential classic debut single, ‘New Rose’, celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, is being celebrated with a limited edition 7” anniversary release on November 4th via BMG. Featuring original artwork, picture disc and exclusive fold out poster, it’s a must have collectable release of one of the most influential records of all time.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2017:

April 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
April 9 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
April 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
April 14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 18 – Salt Lake City, U – The Depot
April 19 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
April 21 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall
April 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
April 23 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
April 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Ctr.
April 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 28 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
April 29 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
April 30 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
May 2 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
May 4 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
May 6 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
May 9 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade/Heaven
May 12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
May 13 – St, Petersburg, FL – State Theater
May 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
May 17 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
May 18 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
May 19 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Outdoors
May 21- Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater