Music pioneers The Damned head to Eastbourne Winter Garden on 14 December!

This tour welcomes drummer Rat Scabies back to the stage, who has re-joined the band for tours, festivals and more in 2024. One of the original founding members, Scabies puts it simply – ‘’Be careful what you wish for.’’

Revisiting the music from their 80s line-up, audiences can expect songs from Machine Gun Etiquette, The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as The Damned fan favourite tracks like Neat Neat Neat, New Rose and more.


Following their formation in 1976, The Damned became the first UK punk band to officially release a single, ‘New Rose’, and an album Damned Damned Damned. With 12 studio albums and several UK chart singles, the band are pioneers who emerged from the London punk scene, earning an ever-expanding fan base fuelled by legendary live shows. Their dark lyrics and Dave Vanian’s rich baritone vocals also catapulted The Damned to the forefront of the Goth-Rock Genre. The Damned of today defy any categorisation and the ease of which songs from all phases of their career fit together in this ground-breaking spectacle is absolute proof.

47 years after releasing their groundbreaking debut, Damned Damned Damned, The Damned released their twelfth studio album Darkadelic earlier this year, reaching the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart.


THE DAMNED line-up are:

Dave Vanian – Vocals

Captain Sensible – Guitar

Rat Scabies – Drums

Paul Gray – Bass

Monty Oxymoron – Keyboards

Suitable for ages 14+

Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+)


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Winter Garden is on Compton Street in Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BP

10-15 minutes walk from Eastbourne station.
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• Wheelchair spaces available (please see venue seating plans for details)

• Wheelchair accessible toilets
• Ramp access to box office
• Blue Badge parking near to venues
• Assistance Dogs welcome
• Orientation tours available on request
• Brochures available in audio format (Request copy from box office on 01323 412000)

For wheelchair and companion spaces please contact EWG BO –

T: 01323 412000