The Damned’s original line-up has reformed for a UK tour next summer

The Damned live at the Manchester Academy. January 2018. (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Damned live at the Manchester Academy. January 2018. (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James have reformed the original Damned line-up and will play four UK shows next summer.

“They said it could never happen,” Captain Sensible has said to Music Week. “So much for animosity and malice between this bunch of individuals – nobody thought we’d ever get back together again, but here we are!”

“I’ve got enough regrets in my life,” Rat Scabies added. “This is one regret I’m really pleased I’m not going to have.”

One of the UK’s pioneering punk bands with many ‘firsts’ to their name, as well as one of the era’s great singles in New Rose, The Damned originals have booked their comeback shows for London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester during the course of nine days in July 2021.

Tour dates:

July 2021
9 – London, Eventim Apollo
16 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
17 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
18 – Manchester, Apollo



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