The Damned announce November UK tour dates;

This week, The Damned are currently occupying the number seven position in the Official UK Album Charts with magnificent new album ‘Evil Spirits’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records).

It’s a big achievement for the band, particuarly in the current musical climate and considering the malaise of the music industry. The Damned despite huge success in the 70’s and 80’s, never quite made the Top 10, narrowly missing the chance in 1985 when ‘Phantasmagoria’ peaked at number 11…now things have changed!

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 23rd.

November UK Tour:
19th Dome, Brighton
20th UEA, Norwich
22nd Townhall, Cheltenham
23rd O2 Shepherds 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 for all dates go on general sale 9am Friday 27th April 2018 via Tickets

Ahead of these dates they are also to appear at;

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; Damned Shop, Amazon and all decent record stores.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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