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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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Tour de Prance! North America 2018!

Written by on 25 September 2017

Spring will be in the air and we’ll be prancing across the continent in March, April, and May 2018! VIP Experience Upgrades are on sale NOW~ Click to go VIP! 3/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre – TICKETS 3/30 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – TICKETS 3/31 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom […]

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Southern Trains! (Are Officially Awful!)

Written by on 25 September 2017

If you are stranded on Southern Rail, we hope this will brighten your commute!   “Who else would have the temerity to write a track about major commuting delays?” – Planet Rock “An expletive-laden blast of rant-rock which will resonate with frustrated commuters everywhere’ – Q Magazine “Focuses its anger on the crumbling transport infrastructure of […]

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‘SOLID GOLD’ New single and video!

Written by on 20 August 2017

Do  you love all things gold? Do you love all things The Darkness? Then fear not gentle reader, Justin says…“We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well-publicized hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping, hence the […]

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New Video! All The Pretty Girls!

Written by on 3 August 2017

  Dear People of the Internet. We have made this excellent video to distract you from the humdrum banality of existence. By looking at film of The Darkness preening and cavorting, you will be transported to an unattainable world of awesomeness. Furthermore, we recommend that you purchase our new record album, for which the above […]

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Documentary Update!

Written by on 27 June 2017

World class photographer and film maker Simon Emmett and his team are creating an independent documentary film about the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the tragedies and triumphs of a little band from Lowestoft. The cameras have been following and filming The Darkness since 2015 and are also compiling loads of archival footage, […]

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