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Introducing Hawkins Brothers Audio – Permission To Land Pedalboards!

Written by on 21 November 2023

Arriving in a cloud of glitter and power chords, the majestic astronauts Justin and Dan are descending from glam stratosphere to bring you the tones that have shaped the history of rock. From heavy distortion to cranked amps, the brothers leverage their experience from tour to studio to give you guitar pedals that pay homage to their iconic albums. Started [...]

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Written by on 18 September 2023

THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE EXTRA DATES FOR “PERMISSION TO LAND” 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND! Fresh off the electrifying announcement of their "Let There Be Rock” live show spectacle in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane last week, multi-platinum UK rock royalty The Darkness are extending the highly anticipated 20th Anniversary celebration of their classic [...]

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The Darkness Announce Australia ‘Permission To Land 20’ Tour Dates for 2024 (With More To Come!)

Written by on 11 September 2023

THE DARKNESS UNLEASHES A “LET THERE BE ROCK” SPECTACLE DOWN UNDER: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PERMISSION TO LAND ACROSS SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & BRISBANE! Get ready and prepare to rock! Multi-platinum UK rock royalty The Darkness are returning to Australia in February 2024 to perform three very special “Let There Be Rock” events in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary Permission to Land. The classic debut [...]

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USA VIP Experiences Announced!

Written by on 11 August 2023

Questions? Answers! Music? Dancing! All of these delightful things and many more will be available to you, in the dashing company of your favourite neighbourhood rock band! (that is us, The Darkness, by the way…) Simply purchase a The Darkness VIP ticket and you can… Ask Frankie about dark matter… Explain to Rufus what city [...]

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Permission To Land…Again! 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissues Coming in October

Written by on 6 July 2023

Permission To Land…Again! 20th Anniversary Reissue (4CD/DVD, 2CD, 5LP, 1LP) 6th October 2023 Today marks 20 years of The Darkness’ debut album, Permission to Land. To celebrate, Warner Music are set to release a 20th anniversary reissue, Permission to Land… Again. This is a special 4CD/1DVD release including the full original album, rare B-sides, bonus unreleased […]

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Written by on 22 March 2023

EUROPEAN DATES REVEALED MORE SHOWS AROUND THE PLANET TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON 2023 finds Britain’s beloved rock band The Darkness celebrating 20 years since they birthed Permission To Land, the multi-platinum, chart-topping debut album which changed the face of rock music forever. To celebrate the landmark occasion, The Darkness will embark on a global tour [...]

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Written by on 10 December 2021

The Darkness will showcase the live potency of their new album Motorheart next Spring to U.S. and Canadian audiences across thirty-four shows kicking off on March 9th in San Diego and wrapping on April 24th in Boston. With a back catalogue overflowing with sonic gold and a live reputation that most bands can only dream […]

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The Darkness Release New Single ‘It’s Love, Jim’!

Written by on 20 October 2021

‘IT’S LOVE, JIM’ BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:   The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘It’s Love, Jim’, the latest song to be taken from their forthcoming album Motorheart out November 19th via Cooking Vinyl.   ‘It’s Love, Jim’ is an all-out, high intensity, rock and roll barrage reflecting the […]

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VIP Tour Ticket Upgrades 2021/2022 Available Now!

Written by on 13 October 2021

Ladies. Gentlemen. Children (of eligible age, as always). Here we are once again, the other side of the dreaded pestilence, and ready to ROCK! It is time to reconvene, one and all, for the VIP experience of all your dreams and imaginations! Join us for soundcheck, to rejoice in a jolly Q&A, proudly wear a […]

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Motorheart – Brand New Single Released!

Written by on 12 August 2021

TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 19th  VIA COOKING VINYL PRE-ORDER HERE UK TOUR NOV/DEC 2021 TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE   The Darkness have unleashed the first taste and title track of their forthcoming opus Motorheart out November 19th via Cooking Vinyl. Watch the lyric video here: Paying homage to a devoted sex […]

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The Darkness Announce European Tour Dates for 2022!

Written by on 22 June 2021

Following on from the glorious news of our Nov/Dec UK 2021 tour dates and new album MOTORHEART, we are delighted to now announce the EUROPEAN leg of said tour…Hurrah! Yes we, The Darkness, will be jetting off to tour the continent and bring rock and roll joy to our European friends in January and February […]

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The Darkness x Signature Brew proudly launch ‘Bells End’ Beer!

Written by on 13 November 2020

SIGNATURE BREW, THE GO-TO BREWERY FOR BAND COLLABS, LAUNCHES AN EXTRA SEASONAL BITTER BELLS END WITH THEIR FRIENDS THE DARKNESS East London brewery, Signature Brew (, is on a mission: to revolutionise the quality of beer at live music events. Launched in 2011, Signature is the world’s number one brewery for band collaboration beers, having […]

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Grace’s Amazing Machines: New series featuring new The Darkness tunes begins October 5th!

Written by on 30 September 2020

We’re delighted to announce that a new series of CBeebies popular series ‘Grace’s Amazing Machines’ begins from October 5th, featuring a brand new soundtrack by Dan and the band! Here’s a taster of an acoustic number called ‘Grace’s Space’ – check it out below…     You can catch Grace’s Amazing Machines Mondays on CBeebies […]

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The Darkness Announced for Download Festival, June 2021!

Written by on 3 August 2020

‪Like a phoenix from the flames, Download Festival rises again, people, to restore the spirit of rock in us all once more! We’re most excited to be hitting the hallowed Donington soil in 2021 🤘 Tickets on sale Friday 7th August! 👉 The news comes after a disastrous year for live music in the face of the [...]

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Written by on 15 May 2020

**COVID19 TOURING UPDATE!** It is with complete devastation that we have to admit defeat. Despite huge efforts from our team in North America, we have been unable to confirm a rescheduled Easter is Cancelled tour. We had hoped to reschedule the shows into January and February of 2021, but there is currently little confidence that […]

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The Darkness Exclusive Lockdown Merchandise Offer!

Written by on 5 May 2020

Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, we have exciting news! Introducing... the Exclusive Lockdown Merchandise Band Member T-Shirt Collection! That's correct people, you can now bring a flamboyant flair to your lockdown proceedings, by wearing your four heroes' faces with pride, with our new exclusive lockdown t-shirts, available for a limited time only! These beauties come [...]

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