The gig, scheduled for November later this year has been cancelled.
David Stopps from Friars in Aylesbury said earlier “We’ve thought this might be coming for some time as it’s now clear that it’s very unlikely it would have been possible for Friars to present The Damned on 2nd November 2020 due to social distancing almost certainly still being in place. Damned fans wearing masks and social distancing in the mosh pit would have been….errr… interesting.
The Damned have decided to make that decision for us and are announcing today that all their 2020 shows, including the Friars date, will be cancelled and they will start again with new dates in 2021.
This means that all existing ticket holders should seek a refund on their tickets with ATG, Ticketmaster or See tickets depending on which outlet was used to purchase the tickets. Please give the ticket outlets a few days to set this up and please let us know if you encounter any difficulties and we’ll try to help.
This pandemic has devasted the live music industry but Friars will be back stronger than ever. Please support the #LettheMusicPlay campaign. We can’t wait for live music to become legal again. Thanks so much to all the Friars Aylesbury community and a special thanks and appreciation to ATG and the Waterside team who have been absolutely brilliant in supporting us. Keep the faith.
Says the Captain…..
“Unfortunately due to the ongoing issues with Covid-19 and live music, we’re going to have to cancel the following shows (Sheffield, Glasgow, Leeds, Aylesbury).
We’re making big plans for 2021, a very exciting year for The Damned, so will keep you updated on all that as new dates get confirmed.
This Covid thing has been awful for anyone afflicted with it of course, but also to our way of life – shops and businesses are going bust left right and centre and what will be left when things get back to normal (note the omission of the word new, cos that means anything but normal) is anyone’s guess, but I’ll tell you something… I’m so desperate for a bit of live music, I’d even pay to see a bloody Cliff and the Shads tribute act at the moment. 😳
We want to get this show out on the road again and are doing all in our power to make that happen. It’s a glorious noise the Damned makes and we will hopefully be coming to a stage near you sometime soon. #letthemusicplay