The Damned Announce 2023 Australian Tour
Notoriously referred to by Motörhead’s Lemmy (RIP) as “the only real punk band”, the legendary British punk pioneers, 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 genre’s popularity.
Formed in 1976, The Damned’s career spans over four decades, releasing numerous acclaimed albums, including “Damned Damned Damned,” “Machine Gun Etiquette,” and “Phantasmagoria.”
The Damned’s upcoming tour will see the band perform classic hits as well as tracks from their upcoming album, “DARKADELIC,” set for release on April 28th. The album catches the band once again evolving and expanding upon their unique universe and features some of The Damned’s sharpest song writing and genre-bending performances.
Don’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.
Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates: Fri June 2 – Auckland, Powerstation Sat June 3 – Wellington, San Fran Mon June 5 – Adelaide, The Gov Wed June 7 – Brisbane, Princess Theatre Thu June 8 – Sydney, Metro Theatre General tickets are on sale from 11am Friday, 17th March. A pre-sale will being on Thursday, 16th March at 11am. Tickets available via SBM Presents. Tickets for RISING Melbourne will go on sale Friday, 17th March via the website.