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the-damned (Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch, and Stu West) will be heading into the studio this winter to record a brand new album, their first since 2008’s ‘So, Who’s Paranoid?’, for release in 2017, with a pre-order link for the CD, colored vinyl, as well as exclusive merch (and experiences) available at PledgeMusic. The band have also confirmed a full North American tour, beginning April 6th in Los Angeles.

Cited as one of the most influential punk groups of all time, 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. Along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they helped spearhead the punk movement in the UK. Now, four decades and ten albums later and still on the road, 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. The band’s hugely influential classic debut single, ‘New Rose’, celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, is being celebrated with a limited edition 7” anniversary release on November 4th 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.

Stay tuned for forthcoming album details .

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

are a band of infinite depth and a wide variety of pleasures. Their catalog includes high-quality blurs of melodic punk, Beach Boys-ish flowery psych-pop, chiming, bittersweet post-punk, Moody Blues-ish bombastmopherics, spiraling goth and soaring faux soul, all brilliantly executed…With their predilection for both massive power and chaos and highly developed and subtle songwriting, they continue to be an effective and dramatic touring act, to this day.” New York Observer

Read More: How The Damned Changed the Face of Punk With Their First Song, ‘New Rose

“Their debut single, “New Rose,” will forever be the yardstick by which all raucous music is judged.” CLRVYNT
Read More: The Damned’s ‘New Rose’ at 40: Your Captain Speaks

http://www.officialdamned.com/

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