The band’s original line-up were due to reunite for a one-off tour of the UK, which was meant to kick off February 2022. It’s now been postponed until the end of October.
Announcing the reschedule, the band said: “As a result of all the current uncertainty surrounding Covid, we have taken the tough decision to postpone the original Damned line-up shows to later in 2022″.
As a result of all the current uncertainty surrounding Covid, we have taken the tough decision to postpone the original…
“All current tickets are valid for these shows and the support line-up will be as planned. We understand that this is disappointing news, but we have to consider putting these shows on in the most Damned-spirited and safest way possible. Right now, February just doesn’t feel like the right time to be able to do that”.
The Damned will now play:
28 – Eventim Apollo, London
29 – Eventim Apollo, London
03 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
04 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
05 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Drummer Rat Scabies and guitarist Brian James will be appearing on stage with the group for the first time in over 25 years. Lead singer Dave Vanian remains the only constant band member with guitarist Captain Sensible playing on and off with the group since 1979.
The tour will mark The Damned’s 45th anniversary and is set to focus on material from the group’s first two LPs – ‘Damned Damned Damned’ and ‘Music For Pleasure’ – both of which were released in 1977.
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