The Darkness Get Permission To Land In North America

Posted by on December 5, 2011

Remember The Darkness? The UK band was a sensation in the early 2000s with their debut album, Permission To Land, largely due to the incredibly high-pitched vocals and tongue-in-cheek humor of frontman Justin Hawkins. Their follow-up, One Way Ticket To Hell.. And Back fizzled, and plagued by drug use, the band broke up in 2006. We’d mentioned that they reunited to work on a third album, and were playing the Download Festival in June of next year. Well, now it looks like they’ll be headed to North America to play some shows in February. Say what you will about the band’s albums, but they bring it live, and their first appearances in the states since 2004 should make for a good time. The band tells Rolling Stone that they’ll be recording the album in Nashville in January. Concertgoers can expect to hear some of the new songs in the set. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 01 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 03 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 04 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Feb. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Feb. 08 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Feb. 10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb. 15 – Denver, CO – Summit
Feb. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Feb. 19 – Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore


Categorised in: Reunions, Touring