Fox Theater, Pomona California
April 21 ,2017
House Of Blues, Anaheim, California
April 08, 2017
The Damned were playing their celebratory 40th anniversary tour at the sold out HOB Anaheim this evening and they tore the paint off the walls in the process. The Damned have always held a special place in my heart. I loved them from the get go and I loved them through all the musical changes they embarked on over the last 40 years.
Really they're like The Beatles of punk (seriously-I mean it) the way they followed their muse and adapted and expanded their musical palette these many years. Starting as a punk band evolving into a rock band, expanding to a psychedelic rock group and then having a fling with Gothic rock. There is nothing this band was ever afraid to try and more often than not they did it really well.
40 years on and Dave Vanian stills stalks the stage like a caged tiger and Captain Sensible is still anything but sensible (thank God) and for close to two hours they played a bit of everything from their 40 year career.
Big Smile on my face - Long live The Damned
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