Never Mind the Sex Pistols… It Was The Damned Who Pioneered UK Punk

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/never-mind-the-sex-pistols-it-was-the-damned-that-pioneered-uk-punk

Margate Winter Gardens – Friday 9th December 2016

Tickets £25.00 adv (stbf)

Doors 7:00pm

Age restrictions – under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+

Ticket purchasing link:-

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/margatewintergardens/details/event.aspx?itemref=12463

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The Guardian & The Captain!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/nov/10/captain-sensible-playlist-soft-machine-mylene-farmer-terry-riley-and-more

The Damned Announce Australia and NZ

Get early bird tickets ➤ http://found.ee/thedamned
Tickets on sale Friday 4 Nov 9am local

Dates:
Wed 8 March – The Studio, Auckland
Fri 10 March – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sat 11 March – Golden Plains Festival ,Vic
Sun 12 March – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wed 15 March – The Triffid, Brisbane

Fri 17 March – Capitol, Perth

& Now A Word From Our Captain!

So endeth our all too brief US trip… 3 gigs in LA & New Yawk – a lot of fun they were too, playing the ‘backwards retrospective’ Albert Hall set possibly for the last time. I have to say it always flows wonderfully starting with So, Who’s Paranoid? before entering the goth years & then Ettiquette and Damned Damned Damned for a rousing finale. Once again the encore was Curtain Call, shorn of the freakout mid section this time round as there was no keyboard for yours truly. I thought it still worked well though.

 

On Sunday morning I found myself in uncharted territory though as Joey Ramones brother Mickey had me ferried off at the crack of dawn to witness the unveiling of Queens newest street name… The Ramones Way, which runs past the Forest Hill High School several of the band attended. As a mate I was called on to say a few words for the occasion – which they may have regretted as I’d been up deejaying till 3am at the Beauty Bar and was not altogether coherent. Ah well, it’s the thought that counts and it was certainly a special occasion for if anyone deserves the plaudits it’s Joey, Dee Dee, Tommy and Johnny – without whom…

 

I told the story of Brian James sitting me down in front of his Dansette with the Ramones 1st album on repeat – in a bid to reprogram some of the prog out of my musical brain. Listening to it now still reminds me of that period when I was sleeping on BJ’s floor during the first Damned rehearsals. Happy days!

 

The band are playing really great at the moment – try and get to one of the following shows if you can:

 

11 – Leuven, Belgium

12  – Leamington

13 – Nottingham

15 – Guildford

16 – Wrexham

17 – Leeds

18 – Manchester

19 – Newcastle Upon Tyne

20 – Glasgow

22 – Cambridge

23 – Norwich

24 – Brighton

26 – Brixton, London

27 – Cardiff

29 – Wolverhampton

30 – Bristol

01 – Southsea

02 – Weymouth

03 – Plymouth

04 – Exeter

09 – Margate

13 – Barcelona

14 – Valencia

15 – Madrid

16 – Vitoria-Gasteiz

17 – Gijón

THE DAMNED ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2017:

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2017:

April 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
April 7 – San Diego, 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 – Del Mar 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
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