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The Damned Announce NZ Show

The Damned Announce NZ Show

Thursday 20th October, 2011 9:16AM

UK gothic punk-rockers The Damned are celebrating their 35th Anniversary this year with a world-wide tour including one just announced NZ show...

The Damned
Wednesday 25th January, The Powerstation, Auckland

Full details below, but first some videos...

'New Rose' one of their first singles off debut album Damned Damned Damned released in 1977 (fan video).

'Eloise' performed live on Top Of The Pops in the eighies...

Press Release:

English punk rock legends The Damned will perform in New Zealand, for the first time in 25 years when they play at the Powerstation on Wednesday 25th January. (and coincidentally it’s at the same location they last performed back in 1987, when the room was called The Galaxy)

Creating punk rock history in 1976 alongside The Clash, Sex Pistols and Ramones, they were the first UK group to release a ‘punk rock’ single with the scorching New Rose, and the first UK punk act to tour the US. 35-years on and the rush of witnessing a Damned live show is still comparable to that first buzz of energy released at some long-forgotten sweat box of youth.

With the longest stable line-up in their history, a cracking new album under their belts, a seemingly never-ending touring schedule, and with fans worldwide still demanding their attention, the Damned entered their fourth decade in the business energized and ready to inflict yet more anarchy, chaos and destruction on audiences everywhere.

Featuring original members Dave Vanian on vocals , and Captain Sensible on guitar,The Damned will perform songs from their classic, Nick Lowe produced debut album Damned Damned Damned (1977) as well as a selection of songs from their 35 year history which on this current leg, sees them play shows in the UK, Europe, North American, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Over the course of those 35-years they’ve influenced everyone from the Sex Pistols and Motorhead to the Offspring and Guns n’ Roses, so the Powerstation is delighted to welcome The Damned to our shores to expose another generation of NZ fans to one of the most resilient bands of the last 40-years.


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