MusicPro (UK) Group News - 16th December 2011

Rebooted Darkness To Tour North America In 2012!

The Darkness

The rebooted Darkness, with their original lineup of Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham, are set to tour North America in February 2012.

The Darkness exploded onto the international rock scene when their debut album 'Permission To Land' and it's massive hit single, 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' was released on 7th July 2003 but in the eight years since, they’ve been through an underappreciated second album, personnel change, drug problems, and a breakup - all accelerated by a particularly severe UK-media backlash.

The North American Tour kicks off on 1st February at the Phoenix in Toronto, Ontario and continues through to 21st February where they finish up at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California.

Facebook Fans of The Darkness will be given the chance to snap up tickets before general release later this week.

The band have promised a blend of older tracks as well as songs from the forthcoming new album.

In the official Press Release Justin Hawkins says, "We literally cannot wait to hit back in the U.S. and Canada. We loved it last time and we’re sure to love it again. See you there!"

According to Justin, the reunion is all about getting back to what made the band work in the first place and just after their Download Festival appearance was announced earlier in 2011 he told the BBC, "The main thing for us is to make sure that musically we turn the experience into something positive again. We’ve been remembering why it was so much fun in the first place, just four men making loud music in a room."

The Darkness 2012 North American Tour Dates are:

1st Feb - Phoenix, Toronto
3rd Feb - Paradise, Boston
4th Feb - Irving Plaza, New York
7th Feb - Trocadero, Philadelphia
8th Feb - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
10th Feb - St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
11th Feb - Metro, Chicago
12th Feb - First Avenue, Minneapolis
15th Feb - Summit, Denver
17th Feb - House of Blues, Las Vegas
18th Feb - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix
19th Feb - House of Blues, Los Angeles
21st Feb - Fillmore, San Francisco

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