The Damned
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Seminal British punk band, The Damned have announced via their website that they are working with New York based film-maker Wes Orshoski, with a view to producing a feature length documentary about the band's 35 year history.

Much like the recent Lemmy documentary, focused on the legendary Hawkwind bassist and Motörhead frontman, the film is due to combine contemporary footage with archive material, along with clips of interviews with friends and peers.

Orshoski has invited longtime fans who are in possession of rare film or photographs, as well as fliers, posters, print articles and the like, to contact him via email at:

Orshoski had this to say about the project:

"I'm incredibly honored to be working with a band who I feel has registered as an immeasurable impact on artists from across the musical spectrum. I feel like The Damned's story and the scope of the band's influence has gone largely unnoticed by the masses, especially in America. And I'm hoping my film will help right that wrong."

Captain Sensible, by contrast, was rather more forthcoming:

"It seems like every other scumbag who was ever in a punk band got a film made about them, now it's our turn, and at least we have some real stories to tell. Hopefully, this will cause a bit of a stink, but that's what it was always supposed to do."

The band is marking it's 35th anniversary with a series of shows playing 1977's Damned Damned Damned, and 1980's The Black Album in their entirety. The tour is planned to reach Australia and Japan in 2012.

The Damned's most recent full length was 2008's So Who's Paranoid? on English Channel Records.

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Oct 25thChicago,ILMetro/Smart Bar
Oct 27thSeattle, WAShowbox at The Market
Oct 29thSan FranciscoCA, Slim's
Oct 30thLos Angeles, CAHouse Of Blues
Oct 31stAnaheim, CAHouse Of Blues
Nov1stSan Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
Nov 4/5/6thAustin, TexasFun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 9thBristolO2 Academy
Nov10thBirminghamO2 Academy
Nov 11thCambridgeCorn Exchange
Nov 12thLondonRoundhouse
Nov 13thBrightonEast Wing
Nov 14thNorwichUEA
Nov 15thNottinghamRock City
Nov 17thNewcastleO2 Academy
Nov 18thLeedsO2 Academy
Nov 19thManchesterAcademy
Nov 20thEdinburghPicture House