Notoriously referred to byÂ MotÃ¶rheadâ€™sÂ Lemmy (RIP) as â€œthe only real punk bandâ€, the legendary British punk pioneers,Â The Damned, have announced their return to Australia and New Zealand for a series of highly anticipated shows in June.
Forged in the hot fire of first wave punk and highly regarded for their riotous live shows and formidable stage presence, The Damned are the greatest surviving British punk band, still firing on all cylinders, breaking all the rules for their brash fusion of frenetic punk rock and gothic influences, and are often regarded alongside The Clash and Sex Pistols as a seminal force in driving the genreâ€™s popularity.
Formed in 1976, The Damnedâ€™s career spans over four decades, releasing numerous acclaimed albums, includingÂ ‘Damned Damned Damned’,Â ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’,Â andÂ ‘Phantasmagoria’.Â The upcoming tour will see the band perform classic hits as well as tracks from their forthcoming album,Â ‘DARKADELIC’,Â set for release on April 28th.
Tickets are on sale Friday 17Â MarchÂ at 11am AEDT, BUTÂ eager fans can get early access to pre-sale tickets from Thursday 16 March by signing upÂ upÂ here.Â
Donâ€™t miss out on the chance to see one of the most acclaimed and revered punk acts live. Fans are urged to secure their tickets early, as shows are expected to sell out quickly.
AU / NZ TOUR 2023
Friday June 2 – Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
Saturday June 3 – San Fran, Wellington, NZ
Monday June 5 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday June 7 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday June 8 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
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