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As THE DARKNESS 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 The video for the song will debut on 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 THE DARKNESS–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:

THE DARKNESS shows and Festivals 2012:

DATE                          CITY                           VENUE

Fri 6/29 Belgrade, Serbia Usce Park
Fri 7/6 Kinross, Scotland T in the Park
Sun 7/8 France Sonisphere
Sat 7/14 Suffolk, UK Thetford Forest (headline show)
Sat 8/4 Oder, Poland Woodstock Festival
All dates below, with LADY GAGA:
Tue 8/14 Sofia, Bulgaria Vasil Levski National Stadium
Thu 8/16 Bucharest, Romania Arena Nationala Stadium
Sat 8/18 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
Tue 8/21 Vilnius, Lithuania Vingis Park
Thu 8/23 Riga, Latvia Mezaparks
Sat 8/25 Tallinn Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Mon 8/27 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena
Thu 8/30 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
Sun 9/2 Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium
Tue 9/4 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena
Wed 9/5 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena
Sat 9/8 London, UK Twickenham
Sun 9/9 London, UK Twickenham
Tue 9/11 Manchester, UK Evening News Arena
Sat 9/15 Dublin. Ireland Aviva Stadium
Mon 9/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Tue 9/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Sat 9/22 Paris, France Stade de France
Mon 9/24 Hannover, Germany TUI Arena
Wed 9/26 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Thu 9/27 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Sat 9/29 Wilrijk, Belgium Sportpaleis
Sat 9/29 Wilrijk, Belgium Sportpaleis
Tue 10/2 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
Thu 10/4 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
Sat 10/6 Barcelona, Spain Palau St Jordi
Fri 11/30 Johannesburg, South Africa FNB Stadium
Mon 12/3 Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town Stadium

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