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After several months on the road with Lady Gaga in 2012, multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS are set to make a triumphant return with their upcoming headlining world tour “Let Them Eat Cakes.” The U.S. portion of the trek will kick-off January 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap-up February 2 in Aspen, CO before the band heads to 15 countries worldwide including Scandinavia, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand (see full world tour routing below). The “Let Them Eat Cakes” world tour marks the band’s first headlining run since the release of their new album HOT CAKES, out on Wind-up in North America and PIAS in the 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 epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses. Listen to a sampling of HOT CAKES here:

Renowned worldwide for their potent and energetic live shows which BLACKBOOK called, “Hands down the most entertaining rock show you can see these days…” (October 22,2012), JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–continue to garner rave reviews for their epic, not-to-be-missed live shows.  The LA WEEKLY noted, “Wonderfully eccentric and trend-detached, The Darkness also stand on their heads (sometimes literally) to deliver the most unashamedly entertaining show in contemporary hard rock” (October 19, 2012). Elsewhere, CAMPUS CIRCLE added, “British rock act The Darkness, known for its eccentricity, blissful energy and supreme dynamism, brought its A-game to Club Nokia. No over-the-top pyrotechnics were needed for the act…Its simple good humor, warm interaction with the audience and perfectly executed sound made this one concert to remember…everyone was in a state of euphoria” (October 30, 2012).


Thur 10th   FT. LAUDERDALE, FL               Revolution
Fri 11th      ORLANDO, FL                            Hard Rock Live
Sat 12th     ATLANTA, GA                             Masquerade
Mon 14th   PITTSBURGH, PA                       Stage AE
Tues 15th  BALTIMORE, MD                         Ram’s Head
Fri 18th      ATLANTIC CITY, NJ                    House Of Blues
Sat 19th     BOSTON, MA                               Paradise Rock Club
Mon 21st   TORONTO, ON                             Phoenix
Wed 23rd   COLUMBUS, OH                          Newport Music Hall
Fri 25th      DETROIT, MI                                The Majestic Theatre
Sat 26th     MILWAUKEE, WI                          The Rave
Sun 27th    CHICAGO, IL                                The Riviera Theatre
Tues 29th  MINNEAPOLIS, MN                       First Avenue
Wed 30th   KANSAS CITY, MO                       Beaumont Club

Fri 01st       DENVER, CO                              The Summit Music Hall
Sat 02nd     ASPEN, CO                                 Belly Up
Sat 16th     COPENHAGEN, Denmark           Amager
Sun 17th    STOCKHOLM, Sweden               Tyroz
Tues 19th  TAMPERE, Finland                      Pokkahive
Wed 20th   HELSINKI, Finland                      Circus
Fri 22nd     GOTHENBURG, Sweden            Tradgarn
Sat 23rd    OSLO, Norway                             Rockefeller
Sun 24th   KRISTENSAND, Norway              Kick Scene
Tues 26th HAMBURG, Germany                   Grunenspan
Wed 27th  AMSTERDAM, Holland                 Paradiso

Fri 01st       SHEFFIELD, UK                          City Hall
Sat 02nd     MANCHESTER, UK                     Apollo
Sun 03rd    GLASGOW, UK                            Barrowlands
Tues 05th   NEWCASTLE, UK                        City Hall
Wed 06th   WOLVERHAMPTON, UK              Civic
Thur 07th   LONDON, UK                                Hammersmith Apollo
Sat 09th     PARIS, France                              Bataclan
Sun 10th    ZURICH, Switzerland          &!/TheDarkness

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