Today The Damned announce a huge UK tour for March/April 2023, with special guests The Nightingales. David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Paul Gray and Will Glanville-Taylor will tour the UK in support of a brand-new album coming next year. Tickets go on sale at 10 am on Thursday, 24 November here.
After the success of 2022’s Original Line-up tour and also the release of the film/album A Night Of A Thousand Vampires, which reached #1 on the UK Official Music Video Chart, The Damned current line-up have been hinting at new music for 2023, a Damned new world.
In support of their upcoming project The Damned will hit the road, opening their tour in Cardiff on 31 March and closing with a show at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London on 20 April. They’ll also perform in Southend, Oxford, Nottingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Norwich, Brighton and Southampton.
See all dates and venues below.
THE DAMNED – MARCH/APRIL 2023 TOUR DATES
Fri 31 March – Cardiff – Great Hall
Sat 01 April – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 02 April – Oxford – O2 Academy
Tue 04 April – Nottingham – Rock City
Wed 05 April – Liverpool – O2 Academy
Fri 07 April – Newcastle – NX
Sat 08 April – Glasgow – O2 Academy
Mon 10 April – Leeds – O2 Academy
Tue 11 April – Manchester – Albert Hall
Thu 13 April – Birmingham – Town Hall
Fri 14 April – Bristol – O2 Academy
Sat 15 April – Norwich – The Nick Rayns
Mon 17 April – Brighton – Dome
Tue 18 April – Southampton – O2 Guildhall
Thu 20 April – London – Alexandra Palace Theatre
Following their formation in 1976, The Damned became the first UK punk band to officially release a single, 'New Rose', and an album Damned Damned Damned. With 10 studio albums and several UK chart singles, the band are pioneers who emerged from the London punk scene, earning an ever-expanding fan base fuelled by legendary live shows. Their dark lyrics and Dave Vanian's rich baritone vocals also catapulted The Damned to the forefront of the Goth-Rock Genre. The Damned of today defy any categorisation and the ease of which songs from all phases of their career fit together in this ground-breaking spectacle is absolute proof.
THE DAMNED line-up are:
Dave Vanian – Vocals
Captain Sensible - Guitar
Monty Oxymoron - Keyboards
Paul Gray – Bass
Will Glanville-Taylor – Drums