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After thrilling sold-out crowds with their critically acclaimed U.S. tour last month, 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:

Hailing from Lowestoft, Suffolk, 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 , 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…!/TheDarkness

Fri5/4Brisbane,AustraliaEaton Hill
Fri5/18New Haven,CTToad’s Place
Sat5/19Baltimore,MDPreakness Stakes InfieldFest, Pimlico Race Course
Sun5/20Columbus,OHRock on the Range, Crew Stadium
Tue5/22Nashville,TNMarathonMusic Works
Wed5/23New Orleans,LAHouse of Blues
Fri5/25Austin,TXStubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Sat5/26Pryor,OKRocklahoma, Fever Music Festival Grounds
Sun5/27Dallas,TXHouse of Blues
Sat6/16SpainAzkena Rock Festival
Sat6/23Milan,ItalyGods of Metal Festival
Sun6/24UKIsle of Wight Festival
Fri7/6Kinross,ScotlandUKT in the Park
Sat7/14Suffolk,UKThetford Forest
Sat8/4Oder,PolandWoodstock Festival


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