On October 28th, 2019, The Damned took the stage at London’s prestigious Palladium Theatre for a very special immersive musical and theatrical experience – performing songs of their 40-year rich catalogue. A true event from showmen supreme, it was a historic night in the history of a storied band and a special evening for fans and band alike. It was also a fond farewell for drummer Pinch, his final gig with his compadres after 20 years.
The long awaited Live-album “A Night Of A Thousand Vampires” teams the first Punk-Band with The Hammer House of Horror and the cast of The Circus of Horrors. With the band and audience in full vampire attire, David Vanian transforms from Dracula into Nosferatu, “Neat Neat Neat” morphs into “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, and fire-eaters and trapeze artists dazzle to a set that includes classics such as “Wait For the Blackout” and rare performances of appropriate covers like “People Are Strange” and “Eloise.”
A night to remember for those of us amongst the living… and the undead!
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 10 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 groundbreaking spectacle is absolute proof.
A Night Of A Thousand Vampires
Album Release: October 28th, 2022
Formats: 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak / 2LP Gatefold (black, 180g)* / Ltd. Glow in the dark 2LP Gatefold* / Ltd. Coloured 2LP Gatefold (red transparent)* / Ltd. Coloured 2LP Gatefold (crystal clear)*
* First edition vinyl includes limited concert poster!
1. Beauty Of The Beast
2. Wait For The Blackout
3. Plan 9 Channel 7
4. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
5. Grimly Fiendish
6. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
8. Under The Floor Again
9. I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
10. 13th Floor Vendetta
12. People Are Strange
13. Curtain Call
14. Tightrope Walk
15. The Dog
16. Neat Neat Neat – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
17. Black Is The Night