THE DAMNED ACHIEVE THEIR FIRST TOP TEN ALBUM!
UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER INCLUDING LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ON THE 23RD
NEW ALBUM ‘EVIL SPIRITS’ – OUT NOW ON SEARCH AND DESTROY/SPINEFARM RECORDS
“Dave Vanian sounds as though he relishes every word he sings and Captain Sensible plays out of his skin.” 5/5 The Express
“The Damned have become, if possible, more eccentric and outrageous as they grow older.” The Independent
“The results are terrific.” 4/5 Mojo
“Stands up with the very best of the band’s back catalogue.” Classic Rock
This week The Damned are currently occupying the number seven position in the Official UK Album Charts with their new album ‘Evil Spirits’, released Friday 13th April via Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records. It’s a big achievement for the punk rock born British legends, who, despite huge success in the seventies and eighties, never quite made the top ten, narrowly missing the chance in 1985 when ‘Phantasmagoria’ peaked at number 11.
The huge swell of support from their fans, critics and aficionados however, has propelled the Tony Visconti produced ‘Evil Spirits’ to the top and has shown the world just how relevant, forty-one years after their inception, The Damned still are. Never ones to play safe, the band always retained the energy of punk but were never content to stay within those narrow confines and ‘Evil Spirits’ continues in that progressive journey.
The Damned started 2018 with a sprawling UK tour in January and February with former member Paul Gray back on bass, and they will end the year with another run of UK shows in November where the band will get the chance to set free their Evil Spirits at the following dates, including a performance at the prestigious London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 23rd.
November UK Tour:
19th Dome, Brighton
20th UEA, Norwich
22nd Townhall, Cheltenham
23rd O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
24th Pyramids, Portsmouth
26th Plug, Sheffield
27th Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29th O2 Academy, Liverpool
30th Empire, Coventry
1st O2 Academy, Oxford
Tickets go on general sale on 27th April at 9AM here.
You can also catch the band live in the UK next in June when they tour as support to the Hollywood Vampires (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) at the following dates:
June 16th Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th Manchester Arena
June 19th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20th London The SSE Arena, Wembley
And at the following headline shows in August:
August 22nd Southampton, O2 Guildhall
August 23rd Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picture House
August 24th Warrington, Warrington Parr Hall
August 25th Belfast, Belsonic Festival
‘Evil Spirits’ is available on digital download via Spotify and i-Tunes, on CD and 180g vinyl available to order now from https://thedamned.lnk.to/evilspirits
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The Damned are:
David Vanian – Vocals
Captain Sensible – Guitar
Monty Oxy Moron – Keyboard
Pinch – Drums
Paul Gray – Bass