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07 Nov
2012


After several months on the road with Lady Gaga in 2012, multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS are set to make a triumphant return with their upcoming headlining world tour “Let Them Eat Cakes.” The U.S. portion of the trek will kick-off January 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap-up February 2 in Aspen, CO before the band heads to 15 countries worldwide including Scandinavia, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand (see full world tour routing below). The “Let Them Eat Cakes” world tour marks the band’s first headlining run since the release of their new album HOT CAKES, out on Wind-up in North America and PIAS in the rest of the world. HOT CAKES was produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin. The resulting 11-song cycle delivers epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses.

www.theactualdarkness.com

THE DARKNESS ‘LET THEM EAT CAKES’ WORLD TOUR 2013 (PART ONE)

JANUARY 2013 – NORTH AMERICA
Thur 10th FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution
Fri 11th ORLANDO, FL Hard Rock Live
Sat 12th ATLANTA, GA Masquerade
Mon 14th PITTSBURGH, PA Stage AE
Tues 15th BALTIMORE, MD Ram’s Head
Fri 18th ATLANTIC CITY, NJ House Of Blues
Sat 19th BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
Mon 21st TORONTO, ON Phoenix
Wed 23rd COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
Fri 25th DETROIT, MI The Majestic Theatre
Sat 26th MILWAUKEE, WI The Rave
Sun 27th CHICAGO, IL The Riviera Theatre
Tues 29th MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue
Wed 30th KANSAS CITY, MO Beaumont Club

FEBRUARY 2013 – NORTH AMERICA/MAINLAND EUROPE
Fri 01st DENVER, CO The Summit Music Hall
Sat 02nd ASPEN, CO Belly Up
Sat 16th COPENHAGEN, Denmark Amager
Sun 17th STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tyroz
Tues 19th TAMPERE, Finland Pokkahive
Wed 20th HELSINKI, Finland Circus
Fri 22nd GOTHENBURG, Sweden Tradgarn
Sat 23rd OSLO, Norway Rockefeller
Sun 24th KRISTENSAND, Norway Kick Scene
Tues 26th HAMBURG, Germany Grunenspan
Wed 27th AMSTERDAM, Holland Paradiso

MARCH 2013 – UNITED KINGDOM/MAINLAND EUROPE
Fri 01st SHEFFIELD, UK City Hall
Sat 02nd MANCHESTER, UK Apollo
Sun 03rd GLASGOW, UK Barrowlands
Tues 05th NEWCASTLE, UK City Hall
Wed 06th WOLVERHAMPTON, UK Civic
Thur 07th LONDON, UK Hammersmith Apollo
Sat 09th PARIS, France Bataclan
Sun 10th ZURICH, Switzerland Volkshaus
Mon 11th MILAN, Italy Alcatraz
Wed 13th MUNICH, Germany Backstage Werk
Thur 14th VIENNA, Austria Arena
Sat 16th WARSAW, Poland Stodola
Mon 18th BERLIN, Germany CC Live
Tues 19th COLOGNE, Germany Kanting
Wed 20th LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg Den Atilier
Thur 21st ANTWERP, Belgium Trix

APRIL 2013 – AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
Tues 02nd ADELAIDE, SA AEC
Wed 03rd BRISBANE, QLD Riverstage
Fri 05th SYDNEY, NSW Hordem
Sat 06th MELBOURNE, VIC To Be Confirmed
Mon 08th AUCKLAND, NZ To Be Confirmed

28 Jun
2012

The Darkness premiered their new video for “Everybody Have A Good Time” today on YouTube. It features a bear stripper.. you already stopped reading this and started watching the video didn’t you?

20 May
2012

By Matt Arena

Very few bands can pull off being ridiculous. When they try, it’s usually weak attempts at being over-the-top or wacky that just feels forced. Fortunately there are bands out there like The Darkness. They manage to be ridiculous, but pull it off in the most awesome way imaginable. After calling it quits to form new projects in 2006, they reformed early last year and currently have a new album, ‘Hot Cakes’, slated for release in the late summer. The band got a big boost in the form of a primetime ad during The Super Bowl, seemingly reminding people that The Darkness had reformed. Add to that the massive exposure they’ll get as support for Lady Gaga’s upcoming UK tour, and it’s clear that The Darkness are back in a big way. Continuing the slew of shows started early this year, they brought their version of glam rock to Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT.

Booked as support for this brief stint of the US tour were Belgian rockers, The Black Box Revelation. This garage rock two-piece has enjoyed success overseas, opening for acts like Eagles of Death Metal and Iggy Pop, all while releasing two well-received studio albums. The packed crowd at Toad’s Place gave them headliner’s treatment, as many in the front row were dancing wildly to the band’s undeniably groovy sounds. Coming off like the bastard child of a modern blues and 90’s grunge band, The Black Box Revelation are able to make an incredible amount of noise with just two guys. Lead singer/guitarist Jan Paternoster oozes an old school rock vibe as he crunched out the dirty blues riffs and crooned the equally catchy choruses. Backed by drummer Dries Van Dijck, who bashed on his kit louder than though possible, the band’s tunes were no doubt well received by the audience as they exited the stage to cheers from almost every person in attendance. They have a new album coming out next week, and without a doubt are worth checking out.

After a brief changeover, the house lights went down as The Darkness came out to what can only be described as a garbled transmission from an alien species as they made their way through a thick layer of fog to their instruments. Almost as soon as the guitar was in his hand, guitarist Dan Hawkins launched into the instantly recognizable riff of ‘Black Shuck,’ a screamer of a track off the band’s debut album Permission to Land. Working as a perfect opening track, it set the tone for the rest of the night with loud guitars and high-pitched screams. The Darkness played an array of songs off both their studio albums, as well as a select choice of new songs from their forthcoming album. Songs like the newly released single, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us,’ were received incredibly well by the crowd, who even sang along to the brand new tune. Proving why they’re still a force to be reckoned with, Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins provided a slew of energy as he bounced almost non-stop around the stage. Leaning over the stage’s edge into the crowd numerous times, Hawkins challenged the crowd to meet his seemingly boundless level of energy. And they did. As he dipped the mic into the crowd, they didn’t miss a beat, yelling back the well-known choruses to hits like ‘Growing on Me’ and ‘Love is Only a Feeling.’

One might think The Darkness would be one of those bands people came to see only knowing their one big hit (in this case said hit would be, ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love), but the crowd was packed with hardcore fans who knew almost every word to every song. For a band that only has two studio albums, they sure gave the people their money’s worth. Cranking out 20 songs in total, including a wicked cover of Radiohead’s Street Spirit, they took this opportunity to showcase 2 more new songs to give fans a taste of what Hot Cakes will sound like. The older material certainly wasn’t ignored either, with a healthy cut of tracks of their massively successful debut, Permission to Land. Though it may seem cliché, the highlight of the night had to be ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love.’ It’s hard not to be blown away by a song that can send the crowd into a frenzy with a mere tease of a few notes on the guitar. The entire venue was literally bouncing, as even the stranglers near the back were jumping along with the rest of the crowd. During the final song of the night, ‘Love on the Rocks with No Ice’ Justin Hawkins jumped on the back of a roadie and played the intricate guitar solo in the midst of the crowd. This perfectly embodied what makes The Darkness such great live performers. They’re off the wall, full of energy, unpredictable, and are still able to play on one of the most entertaining sets you will ever see.

Setlist:
Black Shuck
Growing On Me
Best of Me
One Way Ticket
Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us
Get Your Hands Off My Woman
Out of this World
Holding My Own (acoustic)
Love is Only a Feeling
Concrete
Friday Night
Every Inch of You
Is it Just Me
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
With a Woman
Givin Up
Stuck in a Rut
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Hazel Eyes
Love on the Rocks with No Ice

27 Mar
2012


After thrilling sold-out crowds with their critically acclaimed U.S. tour last month, THE DARKNESS will return stateside this May for select dates as well as three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, MD), Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH) and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. Tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com.

Hailing from Lowestoft, Suffolk, THE DARKNESSJUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)—are ready to launch a full-scale invasion with the release of their third studio album and first in eight years. Due out late summer, the as-yet-untitled album–marks the follow-up to the group’s multi-platinum debut Permission To Land which spawned fan favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman” as well as the revered One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back which featured “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?.” More album details and a major tour will be announced soon.

So far, 2012 has been a stellar year for THE DARKNESS, described by the LA Weekly as “…heroically reunited, with a returned sense of fun and still this millennium’s most multi-dimensionally entertaining live rock show.” They’ve left fans stunned (see the Rolling Stone “Random Notes” photo below), critics delighted (see soundbites below), debuted a free new song “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” and made a surprise Superbowl commercial appearance with their classic hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.” THE DARKNESS are poised to hit the stratosphere in 2012 and beyond. Much more to come…

www.theactualdarkness.com
www.facebook.com/thedarknessofficial
http://twitter.com/#!/TheDarkness

Fri 5/4 Brisbane, Australia Eaton Hill
Sat 5/5 Newcastle, Australia Workers
Sun 5/6 Sydney, Australia Roundhouse
Tue 5/8 Melbourne, Australia Palace
Thurs 5/10 Canberra, Australia ANU
Fri 5/18 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Sat 5/19 Baltimore, MD Preakness Stakes InfieldFest, Pimlico Race Course
Sun 5/20 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range, Crew Stadium
Tue 5/22 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Wed 5/23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Fri 5/25 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Sat 5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma, Fever Music Festival Grounds
Sun 5/27 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fri 6/8 Solvesburg, Sweden Sweden Rock
Sat 6/16 Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sat 6/23 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Sun 6/24 UK Isle of Wight Festival
Fri 6/29 Belgrade, Serbia Usce Park
Fri 7/6 Kinross, Scotland UK T in the Park
Sun 7/8 France Sonisphere
Sat 7/14 Suffolk, UK Thetford Forest
Sat 8/4 Oder, Poland Woodstock Festival

12 Feb
2012

By Michel Dussack

The world needs more bands like The Darkness and Foxy Shazam. Too many bands are going out trying to be perfect, or even worse, trying to be the next big thing. The most refreshing thing about these bands it’s their carefree attitude which, especially with Foxy Shazam borders on the line of “I don’t give a fuck what you think, this is what we do”. My statement might be laughed at, but after seeing the two of them command the stage of Irving Plaza on February 6th, it’s one I firmly believe to be true.

Foxy Shazam took the stage first, and from the first few notes played, it was clear that this would be a raucous 40 minute set from a band that is full of energy and has a unique, dominating stage presence. Vocalist Eric Nally was the star of the show, bouncing all over the stage, throwing himself on the floor, and towards the end of their set, eating a handful of lit cigarettes. At another point in the show Nally jumped onto guitarist Loren Turner’s shoulders to sing as Turner continued to play guitar seemingly effortlessly. As a writer, it’d be impossible to list off just how incredible of a live act this band is. Typically, such over the top and incredible stage antics are performed in order to cover up a deficiency in the music, however, with Foxy Shazam, the antics only compliment creative and incredible rock and roll. Nally’s communication with the audience was at times awkward, but always funny. At one point, before one of their more provocative songs, he introduced it as a song about “being trapped. Between a bed….and a woman”.

About half of their songs played were from their newest and critically acclaimed album “The Church Of Rock And Roll” and the other half from the back catalogue. While the older material was indeed great, it was the newer tracks that truly shone. The highlight of their set came in the form of track “I Like It”, which the band just released an insanely ridiculous (in the good way) video for. It’s clear why The Darkness asked them to be the support act on the tour, as many in the crowd noted a striking similarity between the two bands. Say what you want about Foxy Shazam, but the one thing that cannot be denied is that they go out and give 120% at every show they play. Their 8 song set was over much too quickly and shortly before 11pm it was time for the moment everyone was waiting for.

Fresh off their Superbowl commercial appearance, The Darkness walked onto the stage to perform a marathon 21 song set which featured all their hits, plus a couple new songs as well. The room was buzzing with anticipation, though not enough for vocalist Justin Hawkins, who after a cheer for congratulation New York on their Super Bowl victory remarked, “That’s fucking feeble – show me your thumbs immediately!”. The band sounded as tight as ever, with guitarist Dan Hawkins’ signature riffs, Ed Graham’s pounding drums and Frankie Poullain’s basslines blending perfectly with Justin Hawkins’ powerful, if not over the top vocals.

While some regard The Darkness as a one hit wonder, such was not the case at this show as nearly every song was a fan favorite. The band wove back and forth between all their material (including b-sides) throughout the night, as well as throwing in a few new songs that, had they not been introduced as new, would’ve fit right in with the bands older material. A cover of Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” came towards the end of the main set as well. It is true that the devoted fans loved every song played, though there is one song that obviously garners a much larger applause than any other in The Darkness’ catalogue. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” was played to close the band’s main set after a teasing guitar solo by Justin and Irving Plaza erupted in applause.

The real treat however, came for those who stuck around for the bands two song encore, with Justin giving the guitar solo of “Love On The Rocks With No Ice” (video proof below) in the crowd while riding on the back of a roadie. After a brief speech asking for more from the crowd and the necessity of trust, the crowd convinced Justin to stage dive off the speakers where after he surfed back to the stage remarked “I fucking love you guys” and finished the song before the band thanked everyone and walked off stage. Truly it was a magical night seeing a band reunite in such a magnificent way, and surely the next time they come around, they won’t be playing such an intimate space as Irving Plaza over the course of two nights.

06 Feb
2012

The Darkness stopped by VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live this morning for a brief interview and to perform their biggest hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.” Watch the video below and catch them on tour this month.

Mon 2/6 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Tue 2/7 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Wed 2/8 Washington, D.C 9:30 CLUB
Fri 2/10 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
Sat 2/11 Chicago, IL Metro
Sun 2/12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Wed 2/15 Denver, CO Summit
Fri 2/17 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sat 2/18 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Sun 2/19 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Tue 2/21 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Thu 2/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Fri 2/24 Vancouver, BC Commodore
Sat 2/25 Seattle, WA Neptune

01 Feb
2012

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

www.RockOnTheRange.com

31 Jan
2012

THE DARKNESS are coming!

The multi-platinum British group has reunited and is ready to storm North America with their electrifying and outrageous rock n’ roll. On Wednesday, February 1, THE DARKNESS–original members JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–will debut “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us,” their first new song in six years. The song and video will premiere on www.RollIingStone.com at 9:00 AM EST and be available on the band’s official site www.theactualdarkness.com. Fans have waited patiently since THE DARKNESS last released material in 2006, and “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” will be available for free as a “Thank you” for all who’ve supported the band with sold-out tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The video for the song was created by artist Thom Lessner and director Ted Passon–and it was worth the wait. Check out a sneak-peek of the artwork here:

Also on February 1, THE DARKNESS kick-off their first North American tour since 2004 to a sold-out crowd in Toronto and wrapping February 25 in Seattle; the dates are below, with the majority of them sold-out in advance. After winning three prestigious BRIT Awards, rocking sold-out crowds across the globe and selling millions of records worldwide, the group has established quite a formidable legacy in less than a decade. The new tour features all the guitar mastery and electrifying performances that THE DARKNESS are well-known for. The group will perform music from 2003’s multi-platinum album Permission To Land, including favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”; 2005’s One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back with “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?”; as well as several new songs off their forthcoming yet-to-be-titled third album.

Watch THE DARKNESS performing “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” with Queen guitarist Brian May at their sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show this past November 2011.

For more on THE DARKNESS, check out the following sites:

www.theactualdarkness.com
www.facebook.com/thedarknessofficial
www.twitter.com/darknessactual

26 Jan
2012

Last year, British glam-rockers The Darkness reunited after a long hiatus. After a European tour, the band decided that they wanted to continue their quest for WORLD DOMINATION again and would tour the U.S.! Sure, the band will be pulling out old classics like “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Growing On Me” but do they have anything new to play? YES! The Darkness have been hard at work on a brand new forthcoming studio album.

We know that you’re kicking yourself for having missed the band play in the U.S. years ago or you might’ve just been too young. Never fear, The Darkness will be HERE in NEW YORK CITY at IRVING PLAZA on FEBRUARY 4TH AND 6TH! Tickets are completely sold out for their show on the 4th but we have ONE pair of tickets for the FEBRUARY 6TH SHOW! Just email us tapcontests@gmail.com (with the subject: I WANNA SEE THE DARKNESS!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must be at least 16 years of age). Good luck!

The Darkness w/Foxy Shazam
Monday February 6, 2012 8PM
IRVING PLAZA
17 Irving Place
New York, NY
Ages 16+
Tickets: $41

05 Dec
2011


THE DARKNESS return!

Continuing their worldwide whirlwind of a tour which started in the U.K. with a critically acclaimed reunion show at the Download Festival in June and has made stops in Sweden, Spain, Japan and Italy culminating this week with 14 sold-out U.K. shows, THE DARKNESS are taking their electrifying and outrageous rock n’ roll to North America.

From Lowestoft, Suffolk, frontman/guitarist JUSTIN HAWKINS says, “We literally cannot wait to hit back in theU.S. and Canada. We loved it last time and we’re sure to love it again. See you there!”

The new tour features all the guitar mastery and wild pyrotechnics that THE DARKNESS shows have become well-known for. The group will perform music from 2003’s multi-platinum album Permission To Land, including favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”; 2005’s One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back with “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?”; as well as several new songs off their forthcoming yet-to-be-titled third album. This marks the band’s first return to the States since their 2004 tour supporting Permission To Land. THE DARKNESS will hit North America starting February 1 in Toronto and wrapping February 21 in San Francisco (see dates below). Tickets are on-sale this week and Facebook fans of the group will have an exclusive window to buy tickets before the general public; www.facebook.com/thedarknessofficial.

After their reformation in March, THE DARKNESS have romped, roared and raged through summer and fall with appearances at many of Europe’s most prestigious festivals including a headlining appearance at Sonisphere in Madrid. This fall, they hit the road in Japan and England with new songs and fan favorites to crazed, capacity crowds. About the sold-out U.K. tour, Alex Lai of Contact Music noted in his review of the group’s Manchester Academy show, “Frontman Justin Hawkins emerges from a cage structure that houses drummer Ed Graham as the quartet begin with ‘Black Shuck’ and then ‘Growing On Me’, which causes a sing-along that would put some stadium performances to shame. …every track is dynamite, even non-singles such as ‘Friday Night’ and the splendid acoustic rendition of ‘Holding My Own’. Key to the reaction is Hawkins’ impressive vocal control, note-perfect in falsetto and without any cracks in the delivery, a truly powerful audio weapon. …[of the new songs] ‘Best Of Me’ has the crowd clapping and ‘Out Of This World’ already has people singing along by the final verse, but what sticks out about them as a collection is the quality of the guitar work. At times it’s as if there is a competition between lead guitarist Dan Hawkins and his brother, with the winner being the audience, as they are treated to some great riffs and solos, boding well for any future album. The aural side of The Darkness live experience is truly still impressive… Welcome back The Darkness” (November 13, 2011).To read the entire Contact Music review, visit: http://www.contactmusic.com/review/the-darkness-live-november-2011.

Elsewhere, The Daily Star exclaimed, “THE DARKNESS are both a spectacle and spectacular…Don’t miss out” (11/20/11) while The Gainsborough Standard added, “On the one hand it feels like they’ve never been away, but on the other you’re thrilled to bits that they’re back… This is music exactly as it should be–fun, huge, proud, and really, really loud.”

JUSTIN and his band mates including brother DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums) have established quite a formidable legacy in less than a decade. After winning three prestigious BRIT Awards, rocking sold-out crowds across the globe and selling millions of records worldwide, this is a new beginning, and THE DARKNESS, are here to stay.

www.theactualdarkness.com
http://www.facebook.com/thedarknessofficial
www.twitter.com/darknessactual

THE DARKNESS 2012 North American Tour:

Wed 2/1 Toronto,ON Phoenix
Fri 2/3 Boston,MA Paradise
Sat 2/4 New York,NY Irving Plaza
Tue 2/7 Philadelphia,PA Trocadero
Wed 2/8 Washington,D.C. 9:30 CLUB
Fri 2/10 Detroit,MI St. Andrew’s Hall
Sat 2/11 Chicago,IL Metro
Sun 2/12 Minneapolis,MN First Avenue
Wed 2/15 Denver,CO Summit
Fri 2/17 Las Vegas,NV House of Blues
Sat 2/18 Phoenix,AZ Celebrity Theatre
Sun 2/19 Los Angeles,CA House of Blues
Tue 2/21 San Francisco,CA Fillmore