Fun fact about yours truly: when I was 16 I was in a car with a bunch of people who were way older than I was, and knew way more about music than I did, and somehow we got on the subject of punk – I was probably trying to find some music we would all agree on – so I put on a compilation CD I’d gotten in Finland when I was like 12, and skipped to track 2 – New Rose, by The Damned. Before pressing play I told my fellow passengers, “The Damned are like this punk band from the 70’s…” I don’t remember much of the circumstances surrounding that ridiculous statement, but I do know that some of the people who were in that car are actually still my friends (for whatever reason…) and that they still haven’t let me live it down. How was I supposed to know it would EVER sound as ridiculous as it did?
Anyway, Rat Scabies and the rest of The Damned will be touring again in 2008 – not that this seems to be a very rare occurance, but it probably should be. I mean, they’re no
Wire Sex Pistols Killing Joke WTF?! Who am I supposed to compare them to if they’re ALL touring again?
Oh oh I got it! They’re no
Adicts Buzzcocks Cramps. Jesus. Is nothing sacred unless you’re dead?
Tue 10/28/08 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Wed 10/29/08 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
Thu 10/30/08 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri 10/31/08 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Sat 11/01/08 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Sun 11/02/08 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brewing Company
Sat 11/15/08 Southampton, UK Talking Heads
Sun 11/16/08 Southampton, UK Talking Heads
Wed 11/19/08 London, UK Carling Academy Islington
Fri 11/28/08 Dublin, IRE Button Factory
Sat 11/29/08 Belfast, UK The Belfast Empire Music Hall
Sun 11/30/08 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Newcastle
Tue 12/02/08 Cambridge, UK The Junction
Thu 12/04/08 Leeds, UK The Irish Centre
Fri 12/05/08 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Sat 12/06/08 Edinburgh, UK The Liquid Room