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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:

Hailing from Lowestoft, Suffolk, THE DARKNESSJUSTIN 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…!/TheDarkness

Fri 5/4 Brisbane,Australia Eaton Hill
Sat 5/5 Newcastle,Australia Workers
Sun 5/6 Sydney,Australia Roundhouse
Tue 5/8 Melbourne,Australia Palace
Thurs 5/10 Canberra,Australia ANU
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
Tue 5/22 Nashville,TN MarathonMusic Works
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
Fri 6/8 Solvesburg,Sweden SwedenRock
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 6/29 Belgrade,Serbia UscePark
Fri 7/6 Kinross,ScotlandUK T in the Park
Sun 7/8 France Sonisphere
Sat 7/14 Suffolk,UK Thetford Forest
Sat 8/4 Oder,Poland Woodstock Festival


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