According to guitarist Captain Sensible, “Unfortunately, from the very first show it was apparent that The Damned’s subtle blend of gothic punk was completely lost on the predominately metal crowds. Sorry to all our fans who bought tickets, but life’s too short to spend two months in the back of a van when there’s no point.”

“We wish Rob, his band, and the excellent Sinisstar (decent chaps the lot of them!) all the best with the rest of the shows. We will however be coming back for the Warped Tour, which will be a lot more our cup of tea, I reckon.”

The band’s Warped Tour dates run August 8-18 and are on the East Coast, with two shows in Canada.