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The Damned head on their Evil Spirits tour

Punk-rock veterans The Damned announce details of their massive UK tour.

Following the band’s epic appearance at BST Hyde Park on Saturday, The Damned have announced their huge Evil Spirits UK tour, which is set to rock venues across the country from 26 January – 17 February 2018, including a date at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Hot off the success of their 40th Anniversary tour in the US, fans will get to experience the band’s raw, primal and macabre energy in some truly intimate venues and get up close and personal with punk’s original connoisseurs.

With no shortage of pioneering hits, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch and Stu West will ensure that The Damned’s 2018 UK tour will electrify fans across the nation. Fans should expect blistering performances of the likes of the immortal New Rose. As well as other dark and defiant classics Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Smash It Up and many more every night from the band who define punk and redefined rock music forever.

Formed in 1976, The Damned were the first British punk band to commercially release both a single and an album, as well as take their music Stateside, with their first US voyage taking place in 1977. They are the originators of the goth punk movement and have inspired countless numbers of bands that have gone on to see huge success. Selling millions of albums over four decades, The Damned’s 2018 UK tour will see the band revisit their classics and electrify venues across the country.

Here are those dates:

26 January – O2 Academy, Newcastle
27 January – Caird Hall, Dundee
28 January – O2 Academy, Glasgow
30 January – O2 Academy, Leeds
31 January – Academy 1, Manchester
01 February – O2 Academy, Birmingham
03 February – O2 Academy, Leicester
04 February – Rock City, Nottingham
06 February – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
07 February – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
09 February – Great Hall, Cardiff
10 February – O2 Academy, Bristol
11 February – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
13 February – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
14 February – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
17 February – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 7 July 2017 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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