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News: The Damned announce 2024 UK Tour and return of Rat Scabies

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The Damned, October 1980 by ©Michael Putland

Today music pioneers The Damned announce a huge 12-date UK tour for December 2024, bringing their 80’s line-up back together with the return of Rat Scabies.

David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray will play shows across the UK next year, the first time this line-up has played together in 35 years, since 1989. The band will open in Newcastle and finish up at London’s Roundhouse, a significant venue in their long standing career. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 24 November here. AEG Presale is available on Thursday 23 November – sign up here.

This tour welcomes Rat Scabies back to the stage, who has rejoined the band for tours, festivals and more in 2024. One of the original founding members, The Damned drummer Scabies puts it simply – ‘’Be careful what you wish for.’’

Revisiting the music from their 80s line-up, audiences can expect songs from Machine Gun Etiquette, The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as The Damned fan favourite tracks like ‘Neat Neat Neat’, ‘New Rose’ and more.

47 years after releasing their groundbreaking debut, Damned Damned Damned, The Damned released their twelfth studio album Darkadelic earlier this year, reaching the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart.

Tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday 24 November, with AEG and venue presales on Thursday 23 November. See all dates and venues below.