The Damned – 1977 Starwood LA Handbill / 1st US Tour by a UK Punk Band

An extremely rare handbill advertising two nights of shows by The Damned and LA power pop band The Quick at Hollywood’s Starwood, April 18 and 19, 1977.  This was The Damned’s first US tour and the first ever US tour by a UK punk band.

This was an extremely important period for The Damned–they had played their first-ever show less than a year before, on July 6, 1976 at London’s 100 Club, opening for the Sex Pistols.  Their first single, “New Rose” (the first-ever UK punk record) was released on October 1976, and their first album, Damned Damned Damned, on February 1977, just two months before these shows.

In excellent condition with a long flattened diagonal crease, and a bit of creasing to the bottom left corner.  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  The only example we’ve seen.

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