The Damned are the greatest surviving British punk band, bar none, still firing on all cylinders and breaking all the rules. This most spiritually chaotic of all punk groups have never been away, never surrendered their ideals, always forged onwards and when Lemmy of Motörhead famously referred to them as "the only real punk band" you know they are the real deal.
Forged in the hot fire of first wave punk, The Damned have served as architects and archetypes of the genre. They have perennially refused to pander to the audience and thank God they don't. Their live show is still as riotous as ever and "They have become, if possible, more eccentric and outrageous as they grow older, with many of their live traits coming across as delightfully raucous." – The Independent
Thursday 22 August – Factory Theatre, Sydney 18+
Friday 23 August – The Triffid, Brisbane 18+
Saturday 24 August – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne 18+