The Damned Announce UK Tour As ‘Evil Spirits’ Goes Top 10

Legendary UK punks The Damned announce details of a UK tour for November, while their new album ‘Evil Spirits’ rewards them with their first ever UK Top 10.

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The Damned have announced a full-scale UK tour for November and December 2018. The news comes while the band are currently occupying the number seven position in the Official UK Album Charts with their new album Evil Spirits, released last week via Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records. It’s a big achievement for the punk rock born British legends, who, despite huge success in the 1970s and ‘80s, never quite made the top ten, narrowly missing out in 1985 when Phantasmagoria peaked at No. 11.

The huge swell of support from their fans, critics and aficionados however, has propelled the Tony Visconti produced Evil Spirits to the top and has shown the world just how relevant, forty-one years after their inception, The Damned still are. Never ones to play safe, the band always retained the energy of punk but were never content to stay within those narrow confines and Evil Spirits continues on that progressive journey.

The Damned started 2018 with a sprawling UK tour in January and February with former member Paul Gray back on bass, and they will end the year with another run of UK shows in November where the band will get the chance to set free their Evil Spirits at the following dates, including a performance at the prestigious London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 23 November.

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The Damned play the following UK shows in November and December 2018:

19 November: Dome, Brighton
20 November: UEA, Norwich
22 November: Town Hall, Cheltenham
23 November: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
24 November: Pyramids, Portsmouth
26 November: Plug, Sheffield
27 November: Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29 November: O2 Academy, Liverpool
30 November: Empire, Coventry
1 December: O2 Academy, Oxford.

A special artist pre-sale for The Damned gigs began at 9am on Wednesday, 25 April, while general ticket on-sale begins at 9am on 27 April.

As previously reported by uDiscover Music, The Damned will also be playing live in the UK in June when they tour as support to the Hollywood Vampires (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) before going on to play headlining dates in Southampton, Holmfirth, Warrington and at Belfast’s Belsonic Festival in August.

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