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Due to overwhelming demand The Damned have today added an extra show at London’s KOKO to their Evil Spirits UK Tour 2018.

It has also been announced that the New York piano pummeling art-punk rocker Kristeen Young will open both London shows. The huge tour will coincide with the release of The Damned’s first new album in over a decade (produced by legend Tony Visconti) and sees the return of bassist Paul Gray. The Evil Spirits Tour takes place 26 January – 17 February 2018 and is set to electrify fans across the nation. Tickets are on sale NOW from www.aegpresents.co.uk

As excitement builds toward The Damned’s first new album since 2008’s acclaimed ‘So, Who’s Paranoid’ release, their epic Evil Spirits UK Tour is set to get even bigger and bolder with an extra show added at KOKO, London.Kristeen Young will be joining the punk pioneers (London shows only), having built a huge reputation among some of the greatest artists in music, including David Bowie, Morrissey, and Dave Grohl. With her use of piano, synths, a punk-rock rhythm section and her melodramatic vocals, therevered rocker is sure to stir up the room with her raw punk-noir sound.  Rock and Roll icon Slim Jim Phantom will be joining the band on the road for all other shows. The Brooklyn-born rockabilly legend is renowned for his expertise as the drummer of the Stray Cats.

Formed in 1976, The Damned were the first British punk band to commercially release both a single and an album, as well as take their music Stateside, with their first US voyage taking place in 1977. They are the originators of the goth punk movement and have inspired a countless number of bands that have gone on to see huge global success.

Fans should expect blistering performances of the likes of the immortal ‘New Rose’ – recently voted the ‘Best Punk Song Ever’ by Kerrang! Magazine – and defiant classics ‘Neat Neat Neat’, ‘Love Song’, ‘Smash It Up’material from their forthcoming album and much more.

The Damned ‘Evil Spirts’ 2018 UK Tour Dates:

26 January                   Newcastle O2 Academy

27 January                   Dundee Caird Hall

28 January                   Glasgow O2 Academy

30 January                   Leeds O2 Academy Leeds

31 January                   Manchester Academy 1

1 February                   Birmingham O2 Academy

3 February                   Leicester O2 Academy

4 February                   Nottingham Rock City

6 February                   Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

7 February                   Southend Cliffs Pavilion

9 February                   Cardiff Great Hall

10 February                 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol

11 February                 Bournemouth O2 Academy

13 February                 Southampton O2 Guildhall

14 February                 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

16 February                 London Koko * just announced

17 February                 London O2 Forum

Tickets available NOW at www.aegpresents.co.uk

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