The Damned Announce a Run of Southern California Dates this May

Punk legends The Damned have announced a series of Southern California tour dates this May, following the release of two singles, “The Invisible Man” and “Beware of the Clown,” from their upcoming 12th studio album, Darkadelic. The Damned’s Southern California tour will feature special guests, The Dictators, and includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura, Anaheim, and San Diego.

The Damned’s current lineup consists of Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Paul Gray, Monty Oxymoron, and new drummer William Granville-Taylor. Prior to their Southern California tour, The Damned are scheduled to perform throughout the UK and Europe, with dates spanning from March 31st to April 20th.

The Damned have been a significant force in the music industry for over four decades, captivating audiences with their genre-defying sound that ranges from punk to new wave and gothic rock. Despite numerous lineup changes, the band’s enduring appeal and influence on subsequent generations of musicians have been demonstrated through their continued touring and recording.

One of their most recent performances in Southern California was at the 2022 edition of Cruel World in Pasadena, where they showcased their punk spirit and ability to remain relevant and innovative to an enthusiastic crowd spanning several generations. Fans eagerly anticipate the band’s return to the region, and the 2023 Southern California tour will kick off on May 20th at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

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UK Tour Dates:

  • FRI 31 MARCH: Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
  • SAT 01 APRIL: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
  • SUN 02 APRIL: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
  • TUE 04 APRIL: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
  • WED 05 APRIL: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
  • FRI 07 APRIL: NX, Newcastle, UK
  • SAT 08 APRIL: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
  • MON 10 APRIL: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
  • TUE 11 APRIL: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
  • THU 13 APRIL: Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
  • FRI 14 APRIL: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
  • SAT 15 APRIL: The Nick Rayns, Norwich, UK
  • MON 17 APRIL: Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
  • TUE 18 APRIL: O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
  • THU 20 APRIL: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, UK

Southern California Tour Dates:

  • SAT 20 MAY: The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
  • SUN 21 MAY: Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • TUE 23 MAY: The Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
  • WED 24 MAY: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
  • THU 25 MAY: The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA

Watch the video for “Beware Of the Clown” below:

Watch the video for “The Invisible Man”:

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