Vive Le Rock can exclusively announce that founder member Rat Scabies has rejoined The Damned for tours, festivals and more in 2024! Eugene Vive Le Rock spoke to Rat at his home....
So how did this all come about?
"Well it came about after the reunion shows in Oct/Nov 2022, we all had a good time doing them, and then they did the last album - Darkadelic - and toured it, and now it’s time to do something else. We're still upright and breathing and capable to do it so seems right time. A lot of punters seem to want to see this line-up so it’s time to do it. We will probably do the best of The Black Album and Strawberries album and chuck in a few other classics. It's another challenge for me doing those songs. I think we're playing Japan and Australia in the new year, then some festival shows in summer, August, and then a proper U.K tour end of 2024. Talking about three nights at the Roundhouse too, which we have a lot of history with playing there way back with the Troggs and Motorhead and the Adverts. 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 really good to be back."
It's great to have you back too Rat!!!!
Rat even hinted that recording new material is not out of the question, he will just see how it goes. Stay tuned to officialdamned.com and Vive Le Rock for more on this monumental punk news!!!