Legendary UK punk rock band, The Damned, are heading out on tour in Australia one last time. They are booked for a five-day run down under, with their classic lineup, featuring Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Paul Gray, and Dave Vanian. Head into the article below for more details.
The band will shortly grace Australia with their presence to perform the highlights from their seminal albums, as well as fan favourites like “Neat Neat Neat,” “New Rose” and more.
“It seemed like the right time. We wanted to do this while we are all still upright, breathing and capable of doing it at a high level and challenge ourselves and each other for the fans. We will play the best of Machine Gun Etiquette ,The Black Album and Strawberries album and chuck in all the other classics. Paul’s playing great (just did the Professor and the Madmen album thing with him), as is Captain and Dave’s singing great too so it’s going to be amazing to be back” – Rat Scabies
The Damned are the undisputed, unmatched and unassailable living gods of Punk Rock; and for the very first and final time in 35 years they have reassembled the absolute classic line up of the band, recreating the period in their storied career when they were at their peak creativity and the summit of their influence and swagger.
“New Rose” is recognised as the very first single by a punk band, coming out 5 weeks before the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy In the UK.” They were also the first British punk band to tour the United States, inspiring the first wave of west coast hardcore and punk. Their impact on the global punk scene is immeasurable. It’s not often a band gets credit for starting a new genre, let alone three; The Damned were pioneers not only of punk, they also paved the way Goth Rock.
“The Damned continue to redefine punk and more, reminding us all that their legacy is not just history – it’s a living, breathing force.”
Australia, here is your last chance to experience true greatness
Wed, March 20: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thurs, March 21: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri, March 22: Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
Sun, March 24: Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide
Tues, March 26: Astor Theatre, Perth
Presale: Tues, Dec 5 @ 9.00am local
Tickets on sale: Thurs, Dec 7 @ 9.00am local
Find them here: thephoenix.au