After thrilling sold-out crowds with their critically acclaimed U.S. tour last month, THE DARKNESS will return stateside this May for select dates as well as three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, MD), Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH) and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. Tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com.
Hailing from Lowestoft, Suffolk, THE DARKNESS—JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)—are ready to launch a full-scale invasion with the release of their third studio album and first in eight years. Due out late summer, the as-yet-untitled album–marks the follow-up to the group’s multi-platinum debut Permission To Land which spawned fan favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman” as well as the revered One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back which featured “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?.” More album details and a major tour will be announced soon.
So far, 2012 has been a stellar year for THE DARKNESS, described by the LA Weekly as “…heroically reunited, with a returned sense of fun and still this millennium’s most multi-dimensionally entertaining live rock show.” They’ve left fans stunned (see the Rolling Stone “Random Notes” photo below), critics delighted (see soundbites below), debuted a free new song “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” and made a surprise Superbowl commercial appearance with their classic hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.” THE DARKNESS are poised to hit the stratosphere in 2012 and beyond. Much more to come…
|Fri||5/18||New Haven,CT||Toad’s Place|
|Sat||5/19||Baltimore,MD||Preakness Stakes InfieldFest, Pimlico Race Course|
|Sun||5/20||Columbus,OH||Rock on the Range, Crew Stadium|
|Wed||5/23||New Orleans,LA||House of Blues|
|Fri||5/25||Austin,TX||Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre|
|Sat||5/26||Pryor,OK||Rocklahoma, Fever Music Festival Grounds|
|Sun||5/27||Dallas,TX||House of Blues|
|Sat||6/16||Spain||Azkena Rock Festival|
|Sat||6/23||Milan,Italy||Gods of Metal Festival|
|Sun||6/24||UK||Isle of Wight Festival|
|Fri||7/6||Kinross,ScotlandUK||T in the Park|