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Ed Sheeran & The Darkness

Written by on 4 February 2019

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been invited to support fellow Suffolk gentleman Ed Sheeran on his upcoming Divide Tour UK dates! For remaining tickets visit www.edsheeran.com. Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August – LEEDS Roundhay Park. Friday 23, Saturday 24, Sunday 25, and Monday 26 August – IPSWICH Chantry Park.

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The Battle for Christmas Number One! Justin Hawkins via The Guardian

Written by on 19 December 2018

‘Someone called me the antichrist’: behind the battles for Christmas No 1 Christmas No 1 was once a fiercely fought-over prize. From RATM v Joe McElderry, Slade v Wizzard and George Michael in Wham! v George Michael in Band Aid, winners and losers recall the great festive stand-offs www.theguardian.com “The song includes several double entendres, […]

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Justin Hawkins interview, Christmas, British Bake Off and More via Clash Magazine

Written by on 19 December 2018

The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins On Christmas, Bake Off, And Bohemian Rhapsody www.clashmusic.com “Yeah! Listen to more rock… stop fucking around! Stop settling for pastiches, let’s have a real fucking rock band now. Or… just listen to The Darkness! Failing that, just listen to The Darkness who are an impeccable rock band of impeccable quality and […]

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The Darkness on The Great British Bake Off!

Written by on 16 December 2018

The Darkness will perform their festive hit Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) on The Great British Bake Off on Christmas Day, the band have confirmed. The one-off edition of the show is titled The Great Festive Bake Off, and will see four bakers put through their paces in front of Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi […]

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Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins! 26 September Bristol UK!

Written by on 3 August 2018

As any fool will tell you, loud and The Darkness go together like a beautiful hand and a black leather glove with diamante studs and shiny silver pirate buckles all over it. The Darkness resolutely support mighty Nordoff Robbins and their music therapy – what better way to display this than a Get Loud Session […]

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‘LIVE at Hammersmith’ OUT NOW!

Written by on 18 June 2018

  The Darkness ‘LIVE at Hammersmith’ is out NOW!! Recorded LIVE in London at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo in December, LIVE at Hammersmith captures the magic for you to relive The Darkness LIVE at your pleasure.   Available on Double Gatefold Vinyl, CD, Cassette, and Computer Stuff! Grab it HERE – https://thedarkness.lnk.to/LAH Track listing – 01. Open […]

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Pre Order ‘The Darkness LIVE at Hammersmith’ out June 15!

Written by on 25 April 2018

“The Darkness is untamed. It cannot be caged. Some very clever recording engineers have discovered a way to capture its essence; all that remains is for us to release it back into the wild.” – Justin Hawkins Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, December, 2017.  A magical night captured live and mastered by Dan Hawkins, 19 incendiary tracks […]

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Tour de Prance news and reviews!

Written by on 10 April 2018

Los Angeles Reviews: “It was a night filled with infectious rock tracks, wicked licks and lots of audience interaction.” “The Darkness never dipped too low on the fun factor, keeping the energy upbeat through the night.” Via: http://loudwire.com/the-darkness-tour-de-prance-los-angeles-opening-night-photos-review/   “Justin Hawkins is a supremely charismatic entertainer; whose epic vocals and buzzing guitar work are electrifying to […]

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Show Review: The Darkness with Diarrhea Planet at The Regency Ballroom, 3/31/2018 (via spinningplatters.com)

Written by on 10 April 2018

Rock is dead, people say. They say this because EDM and hip-hop headliners rule the festival stage, and when a rock band is seen anywhere on stage, it’s always dismissed as a legacy act. When people say this, they’re stupid. Show Review: The Darkness with Diarrhea Planet at The Regency Ballroom, 3/31/2018 by GORDON ELGART on APRIL 4, […]

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Summer dates with QUEEN, Hollywood Vampires, and More!

Written by on 6 March 2018

The summer festival calendar is filling up and we’re ecstatic to announce that we will be at TRNSMT Festival on 6 July with Queen and Adam Lambert, Texas, The Temperance Movement and more to be announced! Tickets on sale Friday March 9 via http://www.trnsmtfest.com   We’re also supporting Hollywood Vampires on the following dates: 02 June […]

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North American VIP Experience!

Written by on 16 January 2018

Prance over the velvet rope! Enter the venue early like a proper superstar! Go VIP!  Soundcheck- Watch and listen as the band go through their soundcheck, fiddle with knobs, ch, ch, ch, check the microphones, tune in, turn on and turn up while they run through their gear. In the past, VIP’s have been treated to […]

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So long 2017! Hello 2018!

Written by on 31 December 2017

2017 was an incredible year! 365 days of ethereal highs, traveling, trains, planes, Pinewood Smile, Tour de Prance, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK, festivals, friends, family, and of course YOU! We had an amazing year with the recording and release of Pinewood Smile, which charted at number 8 on the top 100, and […]

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Rufus joins Foo Fighters for Under Pressure!

Written by on 3 November 2017

Our own Rufus Tiger Taylor was summoned to the stage to sit in with Foo Fighters at VOODOO in NOLA!   Paging #RufusTaylor! Rufus Tiger Taylor would you please report to the stage! Foo Fighters request Ru’s royal drumming skills for a little Queen number you (and he) might be familiar with. Check out more clips […]

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Tour de Prance rolls through Ireland!

Written by on 15 October 2017

“Tour de Prance” rolled into Ireland for 3 sold out shows! First stop was Dolans Pub in Limerick then off to The Academy in Dublin and Sunday we hit Limelight in Belfast! Here are some killer shots by our friend Sue Thompson and a sweet review by Pat Carty at Hot Press! Check out the “live” page […]

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Pinewood Smile is out NOW!

Written by on 8 October 2017

All aboard good ship The Darkness! ‘Pinewood Smile’ was released on Friday October 6th beginning with a clipper trip down the Thames and ending with a smashing set at HMV Oxford Street!! Grab your copy HERE!  Stream Pinewood Smile on your favourite streaming service and put proper rock and roll back on the charts! TOUR de […]

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