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THE DAMNED Close Out Final Australian Show with The Clash guitarist Nick Sheppard And The Yung Pomeranians in Perth!

| 25 March 2024 | Reply

THE DAMNED Close Out Final Australian Show with The Clash guitarist Nick Sheppard And The Yung Pomeranians in Perth!

“We still got it, you bastards! And so do you!” Captain Sensible – Brisbane, March 20, 2024

“The Damned created an immensely raw, infectious sound that had the entire audience enthralled. From the punk anthem of their early days, “Neat Neat Neat”, to the gothic-infused ballad “Eloise”, the band illustrated the breadth and depth of their musical evolution. A reminder of the band’s surviving legacy and the profound impact they have had on the music industry and generations of music fans.” Something You Said

Over the last week, The Damned have delivered the finest shows they have ever played in Australia.

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 26, they wrap up their landmark tour in Perth with an unforgettable show at the Astor Theatre.

To bid Australia farewell for the final time, The Damned will be joined by none other than guitarist for The Clash;
Nick Sheppard And The Yung Pomeranians!

Nick’s career began at age 16 when he played at the legendary Roxy Club in London as a member of The Cortinas, part of the original wave of UK Punk bands. He joined The Clash in ’83 and then had stints as a DJ and an actor while fronting bands including Head, The New Egyptian Kings and The DomNicks.

With his latest project, Nick Sheppard And The Yung Pomeranians, you can expect a whole bunch of songs from Nick’s past and present (some of them you might just know)

In an exciting piece of kismet, Nick’s support slot with The Yung Pomerians comes exactly 47 years to the day after he supported them with The Cortinas at Malvern Winter Gardens!

With a set list comprised of songs that inspired a thousand bands and playing with the energy of acts a quarter of their age, witnessing The Damned’s final Australian show is simply non-negotiable.

The Damned are the undisputed, unmatched and unassailable living gods of Punk Rock; and for the very first and final time in 35 years they have reassembled the absolute classic line up of the band, recreating the period in their storied career when they were at their peak creativity and the summit of their influence and swagger.

The Damned have always been brilliant in every iteration, but even then, the combination of Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray represents the best of the best of this fabled and trailblazing band and it is this quartet who will shortly grace Australia with their presence to perform the highlights from their seminal albums, Machine Gun Etiquette, The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as fan favourites like ‘Neat Neat Neat’, ‘New Rose’ and more.

‘New Rose’ is recognised as the very first single by a punk band, coming out 5 weeks before the Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy In the UK’. They were also the first British punk band to tour the United States, inspiring the first wave of west coast hardcore and punk. Their impact on the global punk scene is immeasurable. It’s not often a band gets credit for starting a new genre, let alone three; The Damned were pioneers not only of punk, they also paved the way Goth Rock.

“The Damned continue to redefine punk and more, reminding us all that their legacy is not just history – it’s a living, breathing force.”


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