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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   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! The Darkness VIP Experience Ticket Upgrade offers you exclusive access to the following: The Darkness 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 […]

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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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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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It’s time to smile !!! – “Pinewood Smile” our fifth album

Written by on 21 July 2017

Finally we can reveal details about our fifth album, Pinewood Smile, which is due for release on October 6th 2017 through Cooking Vinyl, and can be pre-ordered here. PINEWOOD SMILE TRACKLIST    All The Pretty Girls    Buccaneers Of Hispaniola    Solid Gold    Southern Trains    Why Don’t The Beautiful Cry?    Japanese Prisoner Of Love    Lay Down With […]

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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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The Darkness Documentary

The Darkness Documentary!

Written by on 5 June 2017

World class film-maker and photographer Simon Emmett, director of photography Sam Ford, and producer Christine Cowin have been following and filming The Darkness over the last few years. Their team has just launched an indiegogo campaign where you can get involved in the project! Their documentary, described as a “philosophical, darkly humorous and deeply personal comeback film about […]

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Written by on 22 May 2017

The Darkness do not care for Brexit. In a robust stand against the isolationist policies of anti-music politicos, we insist that British Glam Rock will continue to be traded with our European friends! To this end we have instructed our minions to organise a simply stupendous music tour, in the varied lands of the Europe. […]

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Guns ‘n’ Roses support shows

Written by on 4 April 2017

I was recently out riding my Harley Davidson penny farthing through the grand canyon, when my ever expanding headscarf (worn to conceal my retreating hairline) blew off and got stuck in another motorcyclist’s spokes, forcing him to leap for safety in quite spectacular fashion. Imagine my surprise when it turned out that the hapless Harley […]

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New Album pre-order and UK Tour

Written by on 27 March 2017

The Darkness: Brooding, magnificent. Like the mighty mother condor, sitting atop her rock egg in a nest of curly hair on the side of a powerful mountain. Now, as we all know, great news comes in twos – so rejoice children of the world, because the rock egg is soon to hatch! In September of […]

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New Zealand VIP Experience Ticket upgrades

Written by on 19 March 2017

The VIP Experience ticket upgrades for the New Zealand tour will go on sale tomorrow evening UK at 9pm /  NZ 10am from our store here These will be limited to 30 per date. The VIP experience will include a special VIP Laminate and will allow access to the soundcheck which will then be followed […]

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Studio Update 07-03-2017

Written by on 8 March 2017

Day 2 of the Album V recording sessions. We’re recording with producer Adrian Bushby and engineer George Perks at Century Pigeon Studios in rural Englandshire. Ian ‘Soft Lad’ Norfolk is in da house, tuning guitars, assisting and taking photographs on my mobile phone. Century Pigeon’s proprietor kindly gave us a grand tour/history lesson upon our […]

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