Halloween is still nearly two weeks away, but Evil Spirits filled Irving Plaza on Thursday night (10/18) as gothy punk greats The Damned hit town on their current tour. In addition to tracks from their new album like “Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow” and “Devil in Disguise,” Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible and the rest of the band treated the crowd to many of their great songs, including “New Rose,” “Neat Neat Neat,” “Love Song,” “Wait for the Blackout,” “History of the World,” “Curtain Call” and “Smash it Up.” Check out pics from Irving Plaza in the gallery above and the setlist, and video of “Smash it Up” and “Neat Neat Neat,” below.

The Damned will smash it up at Asbury Park’s Stone Pony tonight (tickets) and, if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can read about what Captain Sensible is listening to these days.

The Damned at Irving Plaza

SETLIST: The Damned @ Irving Plaza 10/18/2018
Born to Kill
Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wait for the Blackout
Lively Arts
Silly Kids Games
Devil in Disguise
Stranger on the Town
The History of the World (Part 1)
We’re So Nice
Love Song
1 of the 2
New Rose
Neat Neat Neat

Curtain Call

Encore 2:
Street of Dreams
Smash It Up

photos by Ellen Qbertplaya