Wed 25 Jan 2012 – Powerstation, Auckland
Creating punk rock history in 1976 alongside The Clash, Sex Pistols and Ramones, the Damned 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 USA. 35 years on, 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 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.