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The Damned enlist Tony Visconti to produce their new album

UK punk legends The Damned, who last played NYC in May, will be back in the city in October — not to tour, but to record their new album with producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex, Sparks, Adam & The Ants). “We’ve never been predictable and well, neither has Tony,” say the band. “There will be a measure of experimentation and we know he’ll do his best to artistically challenge us. He’s been at the top of our producer list since we first started thinking about recording the album, dream come true he’s on board!”

In other news, The Damned have parted ways with bassist Stu West, and have welcomed back Paul Gray — who played on two of their best ’80s albums (The Black Album and Strawberries) — into the group. The new album is still untitled, but will be out in 2018 via Search & Destroy. Stay tuned.

The Damned, who toured North America in the Spring — where Captain Sensible broke a rib but still managed to play most shows — will be on tour in the UK in early 2018. Those dates are listed below.

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The Damned ‘Evil Spirits’ 2018 UK Tour Dates:

26 January Newcastle O2 Academy
27 January Dundee Caird Hall
28 January Glasgow O2 Academy
30 January Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
31 January Manchester Academy 1
1 February Birmingham O2 Academy
3 February Leicester O2 Academy
4 February Nottingham Rock City
6 February Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
7 February Southend Cliffs Pavilion
9 February Cardiff Great Hall
10 February Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
11 February Bournemouth O2 Academy
13 February Southampton O2 Guildhall
14 February Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
17 February London O2 Forum

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