Anniversary, Tour Dates — June 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

Damned playing ‘Damned Damned Damned,’ ‘Black Album’ on 35th anniversary tour

The Damned

British punk legends The Damned — still featuring founding members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible — are set to embark on a 35th anniversary tour of the U.S. and U.K. this fall that will find the band performing its 1977 debut Damned Damned Damned and 1980’s The Black Album each night.

Following a spate of European festival appearances this summer, the band — also featuring keyboardist Monty Oxy Moron, bassist Stu West and drummer Pinch — will bring its anniversary trek to the U.S. for nine concerts between Oct. 20 and Nov. 1, followed by an 11-date U.K. run between Nov. 9 and 20 (see full dates below).

On his own website, Captain Sensible recently wrote about the anniversary tour: “Yes, performing Damned Damned Damned and The Black Album, the records that respectively launched punk and goth, will be quite a task as they are as different as chalk and cheese sonically, but it’s something we are very much looking forward to in our 35th anniversary year. Blimey, is it really 35 years? How on earth did that happen?”

For U.S. fans, hopefully this fall’s visit goes better than the Damned’s attempt to play the States in fall 2009; that nine-date trek was canceled the day before it was due to start after the band failed to obtain the necessary visas to enter the country.

See the Damned’s tour dates after the jump…

The Damned tour dates:

June 9: Sweden Rock Festival 2011, Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11: Wave-Gotik Treffen 2011, Leipzig, Germany
June 12: Ruhrpott Rodeo, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 13: Tammerfest, Tampere, Finland
July 14: Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
July 22: Wickerman 2011, Dumfries, UK
Aug. 5: Rebellion Festival 2011, Blackpool, UK
Aug. 13: The Bulldog Bash, Warwickshire, UK
Aug. 28: Solfest, Cumbria, UK

Oct. 20:
Middle East, Cambridge, MA, USA
Oct. 22: Irving Plaza, New York, NY, USA
Oct. 23: The Black Cat, Washington, D.C., USA
Oct. 25: Metro/Smart Bar, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct. 27: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA, USA
Oct. 29: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct. 30: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct. 31: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA
Nov. 1: House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA
Nov. 9: Academy, Bristol, UK
Nov. 10: Academy, Birmingham, UK
Nov. 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
Nov. 12: Roundhouse, London, UK
Nov. 13: East Wing, Brighton, UK
Nov. 14: UEA, Norwich, UK
Nov. 15: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Nov. 17: Academy, Newcastle, UK
Nov. 18: Academy, Leeds, UK
Nov. 19: Academy, Manchester, UK
Nov. 20: Picture House, Edinburgh, UK


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  1. DJCAustin

    Now if they’d just fit FunFunFun Fest on Nov. 5th-6th, all would be right with the world!

  2. Chuck Vess

    October 28th looks like the Purrfect time to play Portland Oregon.

  3. Damn, they canceled in Cincy and now no re-book. Harumph.

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