Fresh from headlining the Royal Albert Hall this summer, THE DAMNED have announced a full U.K. tour in celebration of their 4oth Anniversary of their classic debit single ‘New Rose’.

Signing to Stiff Records, The Damned released ‘New Rose’ on 22 October 1976, accepted as the U.K’s first ever punk single. It was followed in February 1977 by Damned Damned Damned, the first album released by a British punk band. It wasn’t long before they were the first British punk band to undertake a U.S. tour.

Currently recording a new studio album, the band have set up a pledge campaign here. Damned Damned Damned, meanwhile, will get a special deluxe vinyl reissue in February through BMG.

The autumn tour dates, which kick off in Leamington Spa on 12 November and include a London date at Brixton Academy on 26 November with special guests PENETRATION, will featured the first album played in its entirety, plus a career-spanning retrospective set. Full dates are…

12 Nov – Leamington Spa, The Assembly
13 Nov – Nottingham, Rock City
15 Nov – Guildford, G-Live
16 Nov – Wrexham, William Aston Hall
17 Nov – Leeds, 02 Academy
18 Nov – Manchester, Academy
19 Nov – Newcastle, 02 Academy
20 Nov – Glasgow, 02 ABC
22 Nov – Cambridge, Junction
23 Nov – Norwich, Waterfront
24 Nov – Brighton, Dome
25 Nov – Gillingham, Britannia Theatre
26 Nov – London, 02 Brixton Academy
27 Nov – Cardiff, Tramshed
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
30 Nov – Bristol, Motion
1 Dec – Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
2 Dec – Weymouth, Pavilions
3 Dec – Plymouth, University (Main Hall)
4 Dec – Exeter, Phoenix Centre
9 Dec – Margate, Winter Gardens

Tickets are available here.

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