With the release of their upcoming album Pinewood Smile arriving on October 6, The Darkness announced the “Tour de Prance” North American tour to promote the album starting next spring. Dates and cities can be found below; full venue information is still forthcoming. In the meantime, the band have released a video for another track from the album “Southern Trains” is a protest song. Not about Brexit, or Trump, or anything but the transportation system in Southern London. Frontman Justin Hawkins explains:

This song has genuine realness in it, innit. Dan and I had to endure the Southern Trains “services” during the making of this album. The only difference between a normal day on Southern Trains and a day when they’re all on strike, is that on strike day the ArseClownery is deliberate. They are utterly incapable of running a reliable service. Fact. The rest of the world is laughing at us. I hope this song goes some way towards facilitating change…”

The video uses Snapchat, which is kind of amusing and is a blueprint for if your band is trying to save money. Pinewood Smile will be out on October 6th on Cooking Vinyl, and can be preordered here.

3/29  Los Angeles, CA
3/30  Las Vegas, NV
3/31  San Francisco, CA
4/2  Portland, OR
4/3  Seattle, WA
4/4  Vancouver, BC
4/6  Salt Lake City, UT
4/7  Denver, CO
4/8  Kansas City, MO
4/10  Milwaukee, MI
4/11  Chicago, IL
4/13  Detroit, MI
4/14  Cleveland, OH
4/15  Toronto, ON
4/17  Montreal, QC
4/18  Philadelphia, PA
4/20  Brooklyn, NY
4/21  Sayreville, NJ
4/22  Boston, MA
4/24  Baltimore, MD
4/25  Norfolk, VA
4/27  Charlotte, NC
4/28  Atlanta, GA
4/30  New Orleans, LA
5/1  Austin, TX
5/2  Dallas, TX