Legendary London punks the Damned last released new music in 2008 with So, Who's Paranoid? Eight years on, the band have now revealed plans for a full-length of new material through crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic.
A press release reveals that Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch and Stu West will hit the studio this winter to record the album, slated for release in 2017. For now, the PledgeMusic campaign offers album pre-orders for digital formats, on CD and coloured vinyl. Other perks include signed lyric sheets, art prints, test pressings, tour meet & greet packages, and even a Skype lesson with guitarist Captain Sensible.
You can find more info on the campaign over here.
Along with the new album announcement, the band have lined up a full North American tour that will take place next year. Kicking off April 6 in Los Angeles, the Damned will spend just shy of two months on the road. Canadian listeners can find the band in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on April 15, while the group will hit Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre and Montreal's Club Soda on April 30 and May 2, respectively.
This year also marks the release of the Damned's classic debut single "New Rose," for which the band have lined up a limited-edition 7-inch anniversary release. The picture disc will feature original artwork and a fold-out poster and is also available through the PledgeMusic campaign. It's set for release on November 4 via BMG.
While we await further details on the new album, scroll through the Damned's complete tour itinerary below.
04/06 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
04/07 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
04/09 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
04/11 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
04/12 Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
04/14 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04/15 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
04/16 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
04/18 Salt Lake City, U - The Depot
04/19 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
04/21 St. Louis, MO - Del Mar Hall
04/22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
04/23 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
04/24 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
04/26 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Ctr.
04/27 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
04/28 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
04/29 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
04/30 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/02 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
05/04 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05/05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05/06 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
05/07 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
05/09 Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage
05/11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade/Heaven
05/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
05/13 St, Petersburg, FL – State Theater
05/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
05/16 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
05/17 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
05/18 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
05/19 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outdoors
05/21 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater