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The multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS have announced they’ll return to the U.S. for two one-night-only shows Sunday, October 21 in New York City at Terminal 5 and Wednesday, October 24 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. Although the above dates mark the only remaining U.S. shows for 2012, on Wednesday, October 24 fans nationwide will get a glimpse of the thunderous power of the band when their Club Nokia concert will be broadcast as an exclusive television event on AXS TV.

In tech news, THE DARKNESS have released their first-ever interactive music app via The App Store and Google Play. For the new app, the group partnered with the technology firm Aurasma known for their one-of-a-kind image recognition technology. Aurasma’s technology  unlocks a virtual world whereby memorabilia from the group’s HOT CAKES album including artwork, tour posters and photos come alive with interactive, hidden content. Also featured, “The Darkness Soundboard” includes soundbites from HOT CAKES that can be shared. The app allows exclusive access to official band news and Tweets, links to show tickets, alerts to watch the latest videos and the option to add personal photos into the app by adding #TheDarkness to your Instagram photos. For a faster connection to THE DARKNESS app, use wi-fi. Click here to experience it on iTunes:

THE DARKNESS–JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–are currently in the midst of a worldwide tour supporting Lady Gaga to support their critically acclaimed third studio album HOT CAKES out on Wind-up. In a recent live review during the Monster Ball tour The Independent (U.K.) noted the group “Deliver a shameless feel-good stadium rock show like no one else alive” (9/16/12).  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 band has become renowned for worldwide.

Listen to HOT CAKES and share it with your friends for a limited time, here.

THE DARKNESS shows and Festivals 2012:

DATE                          CITY                           VENUE

All dates below, with LADY GAGA, except*
Mon 9/24 Hannover, Germany TUI Arena
Wed 9/26 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Sat 9/29 Antwerp, 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
*Sun 10/21 New York, NY Terminal 5 *HEADLINING
*Wed 10/24 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia *HEADLINING
Fri 10/26 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol
Tue 10/30 San Juan, Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot  Coliseum
Fri 11/9 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Parque dos Atletas
Sun 11/11  Sao Paulo, Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
Fri 11/16 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio River Plate
Tue 11/20 Santiago, Chile Estadio Nacional de Santiago!/TheDarkness

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