by Black Bubblegum

The Damned, Live in Dudley UK Aug 2008 (Chompbox Photography)
The Damned

Is it too early to be planning your New Years? I know we already talked about a few New Years Eve shindigs... so add this one to your list. English goth punk pioneers The Damned announced a six-date east coast tour with Theo & the Skyscrapers and Electric Frankenstein and that includes a pair of shows at the Gramercy in NYC including one on New Years Eve (tickets are on sale). The second NYC show is the previous day, Dec 30th, but tickets aren't on sale yet - maybe they'll only actually play it if December 31st sells out.

The east coast tour is proceeded by a UK tour which is preceeded by a west coast tour. Sandwiched smack in the middle of those UK dates is a performance at the previously-mentioned ATP Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Melvins & Mike Patton and featuring The Melvins, Big Business (shock!), The Locust, Isis, and even Fantomas performing The Director's Cut in its entirety.

The Damned recently completed their new studio album, with drummer Pinch documenting the proceedings on his myspace account. The record, entitled So, Who's Paranoid?, is due Nov 13th. Pick it up here.

The Damned 2008 is:

Dave Vanian - Vox
Captain Sensible - Guitars
Monty Oxy Moron - Keys
Stu West - Bass
Pinch - Drums

All dates and a video below...

The Damned - "New Rose"

Oct 28 Slims San Francisco, CA
Oct 29 Blank Club San Jose, CA
Oct 30 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
Oct 31 House Of Blues Hollywood, CA
Nov 01 House Of Blues San Diego, CA
Nov 02 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 15 Talking Heads Southampton, UK
Nov 16 Talking Heads Southampton, UK
Nov 19 Islington Academy London, UK
Nov 28 Button Factory Dublin, Ireland
Nov 29 Empire Belfast, UK
Nov 30 Carling Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Dec 02 Junction Cambridge, UK
Dec 03 TBA TBA
Dec 04 Irish Centre Leeds, UK
Dec 05 Academy 2 Manchester, UK
Dec 06 Liquid Rooms Edinburgh, UK
Dec 07 ATP Fest Minehead, UK
Dec 09 TBA TBA
Dec 10 M Club Crewe, UK
Dec 11 Waterfront Norwich, UK
Dec 12 Corporation Sheffield, UK
Dec 13 The Forum (Rebellion Festival) London, UK
Dec 14 Academy Bristol, UK
Dec 16 The Point Cardiff, UK
Dec 17 Guild Hall Gloucester, UK
Dec 18 Robin II Bilston, UK
Dec 19 Academy Oxford, UK
Dec 20 Roadmender Northampton, UK
Dec 21 Komedia Brighton, UK
Dec 29 Black Cat Washington, DC *
Dec 30 The Blender AT Gramercy New York, NY *
Dec 31 The Blender AT Gramercy New York, NY *
Jan 02 Stone Pony New Jersey *
Jan 03 Theatre Of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA *
Jan 04 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA *

* w/ Theo & the Skyscrapers & Electric Frankenstein

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