THE DAMNED ‘DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED’ – A COMMEMORATIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION

The Damned blazed a trail when they became the very first British punk band to release a single(New Rose) on 22nd October 1976, which was swiftly followed by the release of the very first British punk album, their classic debut long-player ‘Damned Damned Damned,originally released by Stiff Records on 18th February 1977.

Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s dramatic breakthrough, a very special Art Of The Album deluxe edition of that incredible debut album on 17th February 2017, almost exactly 40 years to the day since its original issue.

Formed in 1976, The Damned really need no introduction…  As well as releasing the first ever British punk single & album, they also broke further new ground as the first UK punk act to tour America. The Damned still receive their dues in the US where they are often cited as a major influence on many future rock acts, including bastions of the nascent US hardcore scene such as Black Flag and Bad Brains plus heavy metal heavyweights such as Green Day, The Offspring and Guns ’N’ Roses (the LA rockers acknowledged the debt when they covered “New Rose” on their 1993 album ‘The Spaghetti Incident’).

Featuring fully remastered audio & new sleevenotes within both the CD & 180g LP formats recalling the story of the band’s conception and the album’s creation.  Comprehensively researched and written by legendary punk writer John Ingham, these new sleevenotes cover in-depth the story of the album & the period in which it was written & recorded, the key players in its creation, the craft and instrumentation, the impact upon release and its legacy 40 years later. Via exclusive interviews with original band members Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James and Rat Scabies, John Ingham (best known for writing the first ever review of The Damned and the first ever interview with The Sex Pistols – both in UK music weekly ‘Sounds’ in 1976) is perfectly placed to recount the early hedonistic days of the band in this definitive release of one of the most influential albums of all time..

CD Pre-Order / LP Pre-Order

The Damned announce Hong Kong Show

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Venue: Music Zone @ E-MAX; HITEC; Kowloon Bay; Hong Kong

https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/damnedinhongkong/

The Damned Winter Jumper back by public demand!

We’ve had so many e mails requesting we make some more of these, so we are!

But only a limited number, so pre-order now to avoid disappointment

https://the-damned.backstreetmerch.com/

The Damned to play Camden Rocks!

Camden Market is partially responsible for the sartorial disaster that is Captain Sensible as I’ve purchased more stage clobber there than anywhere else. And Camden was punk central in the 70s too so in some respects the Damned playing Camden Rocks is a return to the scene of the crime. We’ll probably time-warp the setlist to reflect the 40th Anniversary of punk so expect a lively one! Captain Sensible

The festival will take over Camden Town on Saturday 3rd June 2017, turning it in to a one mile stretch of rock and roll, musical pandemonium. Tickets are on sale at an early bird price of £35 (subject to booking fee) for a limited time only and give fans access to all 250+ bands & 25+ venues making up the festival.

Festival Info & Tickets: www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival 

Margate Winter Gardens Rescheduled Monday 19th December

Punk legends The Damned are very pleased to announce a new rescheduled date for their show at Margate Winter Gardens which was due to have taken place tonight (Friday 9th December), but was sadly postponed yesterday due to illness.

The band will now hit the Kent seaside on Monday 19th December to play their final UK show of 2016, a very special 40th Anniversary 2hr set during which the band will play their seminal ‘Damned Damned Damned’ debut album in full plus many more hits & fan favourites.

All tickets for tonight’s postponed Margate show are valid for this new Monday 19th December date, with a few tickets still available for the new show via http://www.margatewintergardens.co.uk/event/the-damned-40th-anniversary-tour/

Please also check www.officialdamned.com for further info

Margate Winter Gardens show to be rescheduled

It is with great regret that, due to illness, The Damned have unfortunately been forced to postpone the final show of their autumn UK & Irish tour which was due to take place tomorrow night (Friday 9th December 2016) at Margate Winter Gardens.

All ticket-holders are in the process of being notified by the venue.

The band apologises for any inconvenience this might cause fans, but please ask that they keep an eye on their website www.officialdamned.com  & band-related social media where a rescheduled show will be announced soon (with all tickets for tomorrow’s postponed Margate show valid for this new date).

The Climax of the 40th Anniversary Tour. Come to Margate!

The Climax of the 40th Anniversary Tour, The Damned will be recording their final 2016 UK show at Margate Winter Gardens on 9th December.

CDs of this recording will be available at the merchandise desk after the show.

Be a part of history and come along – it promises to be a real extravaganza!

Free stick of Damned Rock for all in the door!

The Damned 40th Anniversary Signature Spaun Snare Drum

Exclusive limited edition custom Spaun snare drum commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Damned. Comes with signed certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 40 snare drums worldwide.

Each purchase will also allow the customer 2 x Guest Tickets to any The Damned headline concert of their choosing worldwide in 2017 (excludes ALL festival appearances), along with exclusive Meet & Greet and option to get the drum signed by the band.
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-damned-new-album