Darkness Back In Action In London…And Announce Tour
The Darkness played a sold-out gig last night at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire – come inside for some exclusive pix from the show.
Performing in the capital for the first time since they re-formed earlier this year, the band (with frontman Justin Hawkins sporting twirly moustache and beard) played hits from their 2003 album Permission To Land including I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Growing On Me, Love Is Only A Feeling and Black Shuck as well as One Way Ticket from their second album.
New songs debuted at the show included Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us, Cannonball and Concrete.
The gig, which followed performances in Norwich and Leamington Spa, served as a warm-up for The Darkness’ performance at this weekend’s Download Festival.
The Darkness have also just announced a series of UK and Irish dates for November and December.
The shows are:
Tue. 8: Liverpool O2 Academy
Wed. 9: Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Thu. 10: Glasgow O2 Academy
Sat. 12: Newcastle O2 Academy
Sun. 13: Manchester Academy
Mon. 14: Bristol O2 Academy
Wed. 16: Brighton Dome
Thu. 17: Southampton Guildhall
Fri. 18: Birmingham O2 Academy
Sun. 20: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon. 21: Sheffield City Hall
Tue. 22: Nottingham Rock City
Thu, 24: Norwich UEA
Fri. 25: London Hammersmith Apollo
Sun. 4: Dublin Olympia
Mon. 5: Belfast Ulster Hall
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday, June 17. They cost £25, except in London where they are £27.
Find out more at http://www.theactualdarkness.com/