The Damned announce new album Darkadelic, share video for The Invisible Man

Darkadelic cover art
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Punk legends The Damned have announced that they'll releases their 12th studio album, Darkadelic, on April 28. The album is the follow-up to Evil Spirits, released in 2018, and is preceded by a single, The Invisible Man. The video can be watched below.

A statement released by the band boasts that Invisible Man "swirls Captain Sensible’s trippy guitar swaths into David Vanian’s signature snarling baritone vocals in a tale of mystery and madness. It is one step beyond into a new Darkadelic universe as could only be conjured up by The Damned."

Last November the band – featuring frontman Dave Vanian, guitarist Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron on keyboards, Paul Gray on Bass and drummer Will Glanville-Taylor – announced a UK tour, which will follow a run of dates in mainland Europe. It kicks off at Cardiff's Great Hall on March 31, and wrap up with a pair of shows at London's Alexandra Palace Theatre on April 20 and 21, a week prior to the album's release. Full dates below. 

Last month it was announced that Captain Sensible, alongside Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzén and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath, are among the musicians interviewed about the links between punk rock and veganism in the new documentary Punk Rock Vegan Movie, a film written and directed by former punk-turned-electronica wizard Moby.

The Damned - Darkadelic tracklist

The Invisible Man
Bad Weather Girl
You’re Gonna Realise
Beware Of The Clown
Western Promise
Wake The Dead
Follow Me
Motorcycle Man
Girl I’ll Stop At Nothing
Leader Of The Gang
From Your Lips

Darkadelic cover art

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The Damned European Tour 2023

Mar 07: Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany
Mar 08: Berlin Hole44, Germany
Mar 09: Dresden Beatpol, Germany
Mar 11: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Mar 12: Munich Theaterfabrik, Germany
Mar 13: Zurich Komplex, Switzerland
Mar 15: Vienna Arena, Austria
Mar 16: Prague Meetfactory, Czech Republic
Mar 18: Budapest A38 Hajó, Hungary
Mar 31: Cardiff Great Hall, UK
Apr 01: Southend Cliffs Pavilion, UK
Apr 02: Oxford O2 Academy, UK
Apr 04: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Apr 05: Liverpool O2 Academy, UK
Apr 07: Newcastle NX, UK
Apr 08: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Apr 10: Leeds O2 Academy, UK
Apr 11: Manchester Albert Hall, UK
Apr 13: Birmingham Town Hall, UK
Apr 14: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Apr 15: Norwich The Nick Rayns, UK
Apr 17: Brighton Dome, UK
Apr 18: Southampton O2 Guildhall, UK
Apr 20: London Alexandra Palace Theatre, UK
Apr 21: London Alexandra Palace Theatre, UK

Tickets are on sale now.

The Damned tour poster

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.