The Damned reschedule original line-up’s UK tour once again

The Damned
(Image credit: Jill Furmanovsky)

Punk legends The Damned have postponed their UK tour again, moving their scheduled February dates to October/November.

The group’s original line-up - vocalist Dave Vanian, bassist Captain Sensible, guitarist Brian James and drummer Rat Scabies - announced their decision in a joint statement issued today, December 17.

“As a result of all the current uncertainty surrounding Covid, we have taken the tough decision to postpone the original Damned line-up shows to later in 2022,” the quartet say. “All current tickets are valid for these shows and the support line-up will be as planned. We understand that this is disappointing news, but we have to consider putting these shows on in the most Damned-spirited and safest way possible. Right now, February just doesn’t feel like the right time to be able to do that. We shall see you all at the end of October 2022.”

The quartet will now play:

Oct 28: London Eventim Apollo
Oct 29: London Eventim Apollo

Nov 03: Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 04: Glasgow O2 Academy
Nov 05: Birmingham O2 Academy

The Damned 2022 tour

(Image credit: AEG)
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A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.