Seminal punk band The Damned announced that their classic lineup of Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, and Paul Gray—the lineup responsible for such legendary albums as The Black Album and Strawberries—will reunite for the first and final time in 35 years to tour Australia.
“It seemed like the right time,” says drummer Rat Scabies. “We wanted to do this while we are all still upright, breathing, and capable of doing it at a high level and challenge ourselves and each other for the fans. We will play the best of Machine Gun Etiquette ,The Black Album and Strawberries album and chuck in all the other classics. Paul’s playing great (just did the Professor and the Madmen album thing with him), as is Captain and Dave’s singing great too so it’s going to be amazing to be back.”
Wed, March 20: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thurs, March 21: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri, March 22: Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
Sun, March 24: Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide
Tues, March 26: Astor Theatre, Perth