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The Damned: Live Performances - 2018


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Wednesday 28 March 2018 - O2 Academy, Islington, London

Set: New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: The Vive Le Rock 2018 Awards. Performing on the night were - the house band (comprising Paul-Ronney Angel and Slim (both from The Urban Voodoo Machine), Gavin Jones (from Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind) and Dave Ruffy (from The Ruts / Ruts DC), plus Ginger Wildheart, TV Smith, Charlie Harper, Michael Monroe, The Professionals, Shakin' Stevens, and The Damned - The Damned being invited to headline the show having won the 'Band of the Year' award. On the night, drummer Pinch was unavailable, so Dave Ruffy played drums for The Damned, and Jon Priestley (long time Damned roadie) played bass for the first time with The Damned (it appears at the time of writing that bass duties within The Damned may remain fluid in the future - with either Paul Gray or Jon filling the bass slot in the band). A short excerpt of 'Wot' (approximately 40 seconds) was played between 'Love Song' and 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Saturday 17 February 2018 - O2 Forum, London

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Somethin' Else.

Comments: Final night of the UK 'Evil Spirits' tour. Support from Kirsteen Young and Slim Jim Phantom. 'Somethin' Else' was performed with Slim Jim Phantom taking over on lead vocals.

Friday 16 February 2018 - Koko's, Camden, London

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Emptifish and Kirsteen Young. There was initially a false start to 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' - the number being stopped and restarted.

Wednesday 14 February 2018 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. 'Dozen Girls' was on the setlist between 'Ignite' and 'Neat Neat Neat' (as usual on this tour), but was omitted from the actual set in error.

Tuesday 13 February 2018 - Guildhall, Southampton

Comments: CANCELLED on the day and re-arranged for 22 August - 'It is with great regret that, due to illness and doctor’s orders, the Damned must postpone tonight’s show at Southampton Guildhall'.

Sunday 11 February 2018 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom.

Saturday 10 February 2018 - O2 Academy, Bristol

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. There was initially a false start to 'Love Song'.

Friday 9 February 2018 - Great Hall, Cardiff University

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. 'Neat Neat Neat' included a short excerpt of 'Who Do You Love' by The Who. Damned fans Megan and Chloe were on stage for the encore, where Chloe proposed to Megan - the pair then staying on stage to sing backing vocals on 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'. The Captain and Dave Vanian performed a very short excerpt of 'Happy Talk' right at the end of the show.

Wednesday 7 February 2018 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Do Anything You Wanna Do.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. Barrie Masters of Eddie & The Hot Rods guested on the second encore - leading the vocals on 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'.

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. There was initially a false start to 'Eloise' - the Captain incorrectly beginning 'Street Of Dreams'.

Sunday 4 February 2018 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. There was initially a false start to 'So Messed Up' - Dave Vanian beginning the number before all in the band were ready. Guitar problems between 'Street Of Dreams' and 'Devil In Disguise' took around 4 and a half minutes to sort out - during this time, on stage antics included a short rendition of 'Walk The Line'.

Saturday 3 February 2018 - O2 Academy, Leicester

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Dozen Girls, Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. During the support slot, the Captain joined SJP on stage to perform lead vocals on 'Chantilly Lace'. 'Dozen Girls' was omitted from the main set in error and was therefore added to the second encore. A short accapella rendition of 'Happy Talk' was sung at the end of the second encore.

Thursday 1 February 2018 - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, So Messed Up, New Rose, Love Song, Stranger On The Town, Gun Fury, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom.

Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Academy, Manchester

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Antipope, So Messed Up, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, Street Of Dreams, Shadow Of Love, Love Song, Eloise, Gun Fury, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom.

Tuesday 30 January 2018 - O2 Academy, Leeds

Set: So Messed Up, Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, Steet Of Dreams, Love Song, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Gun Fury, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom.

Sunday 28 January 2018 - O2 Academy, Glasgow

Set: So Messed Up, Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, Steet Of Dreams, Love Song, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Gun Fury, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. The band left the stage after 'Smash It Up' and the venue, presuming the show was over, began playing 'Shakin' All Over'. However, The Damned returned to the stage - Dave Vanian singing along with 'Shakin'' for a while, and then the band playing 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Saturday 27 January 2018 - Caird Hall, Dundee

Set: So Messed Up, Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, Steet Of Dreams, Love Song, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Gun Fury, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Seagulls, Happy Talk, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Slim Jim Phantom. There was originally a false start to 'Street Of Dreams' (some members of the band began playing 'Shadow Of Love'). The Captain's guitar failed during the encore, so 'Seagulls' was played as an abbreviated bass solo and then a short version of 'Happy Talk' was performed with the Captain on vocal, Dave Vanian adding backing vocals here and there, and accompanied by the bass. Apparently Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible did a short rendition of 'Donald Where's Your Troosers' towards the end of the set.

Friday 26 January 2018 - O2 Academy, Newcastle

Set: So Messed Up, Wait For The Blackout, Lively Arts, Silly Kids Games, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, Steet Of Dreams, Love Song, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Gun Fury, Devil In Disguise, Ignite, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Seagulls, Generals, Evil Spirits, Smash It Up, Happy Talk.

Comments: First night of the UK 'Evil Spirits' tour. Support from Slim Jim Phantom. Having recorded again with The Damned, and played at their live Maida Vale Studios show in December, Paul Gray continues on bass with The Damned. 'Devil In Disguise' and 'Evil Spirits', from the upcoming Damned album 'Evil Spirits', performed live for the first time. 'Seagulls' played live for the first known time since 1992. 'Happy Talk' was performed by the Captain without the remainder of the band.


The Damned Live Performances Index
The Damned - 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
Selected Miscellany Unresolved issues Site updates


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