This week, The Damned are currently occupying the number seven position on the Official UK Album Charts with their new album ‘Evil Spirits’, released last week 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 on 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 23 rd.
November UK Tour:
19 th Dome, Brighton
20 th UEA, Norwich
22 nd Townhall, Cheltenham
23 rd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
24 th Pyramids, Portsmouth
26 th Plug, Sheffield
27 th Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29 th O2 Academy, Liverpool
30 th Empire, Coventry
1 st O2 Academy, Oxford
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) on the following dates:
June 16 th Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17 th Manchester Arena
June 19 th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20 th London The SSE Arena, Wembley
And at the following headline shows in August:
August 22 nd Southampton, O2 Guildhall
August 23 rd Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picture House
August 24 th Warrington, Warrington Parr Hall
August 25 th Belfast, Belsonic Festival