The Damned UK Tour featuring original members Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James has been moved to 2022.
As MetalTalk reported here, The Damned were set to reunite for one tour only in July 2021, but the five dates in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester have been rescheduled, with original tickets still valid.
The bands first single ‘New Rose’ was released in 1976. This single, on Stiff Records, was filmed in the basement of the Hope and Anchor pub in Islington, down the road from Pathway studios where the song was recorded.
The band then joined The Sex Pistols as the opening act on the famous and ill-fated ‘Anarchy Tour of the UK’.
Their debut album came out in 1977 and the band went on tour with T.Rex. That proved to be the final T.Rex tour, as Marc Bolan died later in the year.
Now, over forty years later, after many different line-ups, multiple albums and nine Top 40 Singles, the original band are back together for one tour only.
Support acts include The Skids, The Wildhearts, Penetration, TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers and Smalltown Tigers.
Ginger Wildheart of The Wildhearts told MetalTalk: “I have loved The Damned for a very long time – they are one of the few bands that the whole of The Wildhearts have in common.
“Our drummer Rich actually got the job because he liked The Damned and he had been listening to them all the way up to the audition. It is going to be brilliant and I am so glad The Damned are doing these gigs as the original four members.
“Get yourself down there while we are all still breathing and making a noise.”