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The Damned to Kick Off 40th Anniversary Tour on April 6th in Los Angeles!

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Formed in 1976, The Damned really need no introduction… As well as releasing the first ever British punk single and album, they also broke further new ground as the first UK punk act to tour America. Cited as one of the most influential punk groups of all time, they also contributed vastly to the gothic rock genre and influenced an entire generation of future hardcore punk bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains, with their fast paced energetic playing style and attitude, as well as heavyweights such asGreen Day and Guns ’N’ Roses (the latter acknowledged the debt when they covered “New Rose” on their 1993 album, ‘The Spaghetti Incident’). Along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, the Damned helped spearhead the punk movement in the UK and they continue to wave the flag for originality, stick two fingers up to mediocrity and celebrate a DIY punk ethos in the face of plastic entertainment and scripted reality, four decades and ten albums later (and still on the road).
The band’s hugely influential classic debut single, New Rose‘, celebrated its 40th anniversary last November with a limited edition 7” release via BMG. Featuring original artwork, picture disc and exclusive fold out poster, it’s a must have collectable release of one of the most influential records of all time. Their classic debut long-player, ‘Damned Damned Damned(the very first British punk album), was originally released by Stiff Records on February 18th 1977 and, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s dramatic breakthrough, BMG also released a very special Art Of The Album: Deluxe Edition of that incredible debut album on February 17th, almost exactly 40 years to the day since its original issue.
David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Andrew ‘Pinch’ Pinching, and Stu West headed into the studio this winter to start work on a brand new album, their first since 2008’s ‘So, Who’s Paranoid?‘ A pre-order link for the CD, colored vinyl, as well as exclusive merch (and experiences) is available at PledgeMusic.  Stay tuned for more info.
Currently on an extensive world tour, which includes a two month North American run beginning April 6th in Los Angeles, they will also play a series of UK festivals this summer (check the band’s website for details).
See The Damned live – it will be a night out that you will remember for a very long time…
April 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater <<<
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues ***
April 8 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues ***
April 9 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues ***
April 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ***
April 12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades ***
April 14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ***
April 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore ***
April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ***
April 18 – Salt Lake City, U – The Depot ***
April 19 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall ***
April 21 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall ***
April 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line ***
April 23 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues ***
April 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom ***
April 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Ctr. ***
April 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s ***
April 28 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues ***
April 29 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall ^^^
April 30 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre ^^^
May 2 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda ^^^
May 4 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club ^^^
May 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^^^ SOLD OUT
May 6 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony ^^^
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA ^^^
May 9 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage ^^^
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade/Heaven ^^^
May 12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues ^^^
May 13 – St, Petersburg, FL – State Theater ^^^
May 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution ^^^
May 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues ^^^
May 17 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues ^^^
May 18 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues ^^^
May 19 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Outdoors ^^^
May 21– Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater ^^^

<<< w/ Alice Bag & The Sissy Bears

*** w/ Bleached
^^^ w/ The BellRays

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