Big gigs at the Pyramids

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Hit-makers from the last few decades form an impressive offering of gigs at Southsea’s Pyramids over the next week.

First up are The Damned who play the venue this evening.

Instrumental in kick starting the original punk rock scene, the band became known for pushing themselves musically and throughout the years have cruised through whatever areas of progressive, psychadelic, goth and pop rock that take their fancy.

Now they’re back with original members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible.

Grammy nominated, multi platinum alternative rock band Papa Roach are in the UK in support of their latest album, The Connection, and will be playing the Pyramids on Sunday.

It’s their first headline tour since 2009.

The Californian hard rock band formed in 1993 while they were at high school and since their first major label release in 2000 have sold more than 20 million album copies worldwide.

They had huge hits with the songs Last Resort, Between Angels and Insects and She Loves Me Not among others.

Next Friday it’s the turn of The Darkness who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their No 1 debut album Permission to Land.

The release featured the hits Get Your Hands Off My Woman and I Believe In A Thing Called Love.

They’ll play the album in full alongside their hits from their subsequent two Top 10 albums, One Way Ticket To Hell And Back and last year’s Hot Cakes.

Tickets are £22 for The Damned, £20 for Papa Roach and £25 for The Darkness.

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