The Damned Reunite Classic '80s Lineup for First North American Tour in 35 Years

The UK punk icons will perform in Toronto and Vancouver this spring

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 28, 2024

Neat, neat, neat. UK punk legends the Damned have announced their first North American tour in 35 years with original drummer Rat Scabbies, resurrecting the band's classic '80s lineup. The 10-date stint across the pond includes a couple of Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver.

As per press materials, the set will focus on late-'70s/early-'80s catalogue cuts from albums like Machine Gun Etiquette, The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as favourites from the Damned's first two albums (1977's Music for Pleasure and Damned Damned Damned) — including 1976's "New Rose," which is considered the first-ever UK punk single.

The tour gets started on May 27 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto before proceeding stateside up until the penultimate show at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on June 14. Things are scheduled to wrap up the following night in Portland, OR.

Tickets go on sale Friday (March 1) at 10 a.m. local time, with resales for select dates (including Vancouver) ongoing. See the band's itinerary in its entirety below.

The Damned 2024 Tour Dates:

05/27 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
05/29 Boston, MA - Big Night Live
05/30 Norwalk, CT - Wall Street Theater
06/02 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
06/04 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
06/06 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
06/08 Pomona, CA - No Values Festival
06/13 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
06/14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/15 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

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