Season of The Damned

The Damned returns to North America for a spring run beginning in Los Angeles in early April.  Destinations for the legendary British punk band include San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Toronto and Dallas.

Studio time is among the items on The Damned’s agenda.  The band heads into the studio come winter to record its first album of new material since 2008’s So, Who’s Paranoid?  The Damned’s PledgeMusic project provides several options for fans wanting to pre-order the album, including colored vinyl, as well as exclusive merch and experiences.

The Damned is celebrating the 40th anniversary of  its first single, “New Rose,”  by releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl edition of the song Nov. 4 via BMG that includes an exclusive fold-out poster, picture disc and original artwork.

Fans in Los Angeles and New York can see The Damned before the month’s end.  The band is booked for Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater Oct. 27 and New York’s Gramercy Theatre Oct. 29-30. All three gigs are sold out.  You’ll also find Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch and Stu West playing the United Kingdom and Europe November-December.

Photo: Bobby Talamine /
Metro, Chicago, Ill.

Here’s the tour:

April 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Belasco Theater
April 7 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
April 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
April 11 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
April 12 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
April 14 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
April 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
April 16 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
April 18 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
April 19 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
April 21 – St. Louis, Mo., Delmar Hall
April 22 – Minneapolis, Minn., Fine Line Music Café
April 23 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
April 24 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
April 26 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
April 27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
April 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
April 29 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
April 30 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 2 – Montreal, Quebec, Club Soda
May 4 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
May 5 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Warsaw
May 6 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
May 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
May 9 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
May 11 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
May 12 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
May 13 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
May 14 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution Live
May 16 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
May 17 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
May 18 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
May 19 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk Patio
May 21 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee 

Presales begin this week and general onsales launch Oct. 28.  Click here for more info.