Goofball glam rockers The Darkness have unveiled plans for a new album and massive UK tour. The band, led by Hawkins brothers Justin and Dan, launched pre-orders for the forthcoming opus on PledgeMusic.
A statement on their website said:
Brooding, magnificent. Like the mighty mother condor, sitting atop her rock egg in a nest of curly hair on the side of a powerful mountain.
Now, as we all know, great news comes in twos – so rejoice children of the world, because the rock egg is soon to hatch! In September of this annus rockabilis, and with the help of those excellent people at Cooking Vinyl, we will issue forth a fifth LP record album for your delectation.
In order for you to engage completely in this astounding event, we have joined together with PledgeMusic to offer amazing deals on said record and also some excellently terrific concert tickets. So please stop what you are doing and pay money for brilliant stuff on the interweb. Thanking you!
They will be joined once again by original bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger Taylor. An extensive run across Australia will be followed by European summer shows. These include two UK festival appearances ahead of a tour around the country in November and December.
New album details and pre-order info are here
UK Tour Dates 2017
Sat 8 Jul One Live Festival, Guildford
Tickets and info are here
Sat 9 Jul Godiva Festival, Coventry
FREE EVENT, full details are here
Thu 23 Nov Guildhall, Southampton
Fri 24 Nov Academy, Manchester
Sat 25 Nov King George’s Hall, Blackburn
Mon 27 Nov Academy, Leeds
Tue 28 Nov Academy, Newcastle
Wed 29 Nov Academy, Glasgow
Fri 1 Dec Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent
Sat 2 Dec Rock City, Nottingham
Sun 3 Dec UEA, Norwich
Tue 5 Dec G Live, Guildford
Wed 6 Dec Winter Gardens, Margate
Thu 7 Dec Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Sat 9 Dec Academy, Birmingham
Sun 10 Dec Apollo, Hammersmith
Mon 11 Dec Dome, Brighton
Wed 13 Dec St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Thu 14 Dec Colston Hall, Bristol
Ticket details for all tour dates are here