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As gear up for the August 21 release of their third studio album HOT CAKES (Wind-up Records), the group will premiere their raucous first single “Everybody Have A Good Time,” exclusively today on SPIN.com. The video for the song will debut on Vevo.com on Thursday, June 28. Listen to the song and watch the “making of” the video on SPIN here .

Due out August 21 on Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world), HOT CAKES was produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin. The resulting 11-song cycle delivers the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the multi-platinum band have become renowned for worldwide. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, “Everybody Have A Good Time,” will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Mp3, Spotify, Rhapsody and everywhere online. The new preview track “Every Inch Of You” is available now on iTunes.

British rock group –JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–are currently performing at festivals across the U.K. and Europe as well as a hometown outdoor headlining gig at Thetford Fest in Suffolk before teaming with Lady Gaga for her “Born This Way Ball” world tour. See all confirmed dates so far below, and tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com.

shows and Festivals 2012:

DATE                          CITY                           VENUE

Fri6/29Belgrade, SerbiaUsce Park
Fri7/6Kinross, ScotlandT in the Park
Sun7/8FranceSonisphere
Sat7/14Suffolk, UKThetford Forest (headline show)
Sat8/4Oder, PolandWoodstock Festival
All dates below, with LADY GAGA:
Tue8/14Sofia, BulgariaVasil Levski National Stadium
Thu8/16Bucharest, RomaniaArena Nationala Stadium
Sat8/18Vienna, AustriaWiener Stadhalle
Tue8/21Vilnius, LithuaniaVingis Park
Thu8/23Riga, LatviaMezaparks
Sat8/25TallinnTallinn Song Festival Grounds
Mon8/27Helsinki, FinlandHartwell Arena
Thu8/30Stockholm, SwedenEricsson Globe
Sun9/2Copenhagen, DenmarkParken Stadium
Tue9/4Koln, GermanyLanxess Arena
Wed9/5Koln, GermanyLanxess Arena
Sat9/8London, UKTwickenham
Sun9/9London, UKTwickenham
Tue9/11Manchester, UKEvening News Arena
Sat9/15Dublin. IrelandAviva Stadium
Mon9/17Amsterdam, NetherlandsZiggo Dome
Tue9/18Amsterdam, NetherlandsZiggo Dome
Sat9/22Paris, FranceStade de France
Mon9/24Hannover, GermanyTUI Arena
Wed9/26Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion
Thu9/27Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion
Sat9/29Wilrijk, BelgiumSportpaleis
Sat9/29Wilrijk, BelgiumSportpaleis
Tue10/2Milan, ItalyMediolanum Forum
Thu10/4Nice, FranceStade Charles-Ehrmann
Sat10/6Barcelona, SpainPalau St Jordi
Fri11/30Johannesburg, South AfricaFNB Stadium
Mon12/3Cape Town, South AfricaCape Town Stadium

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