Permission to Land turns 20: The Darkness are heading to Melbourne
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12.09.2023

Permission to Land turns 20: The Darkness are heading to Melbourne

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words by staff writer

“Twenty years on, the same rules apply.”

Get ready to squeeze into your spandex and raise those lighters high because The Darkness is heading down under to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their legendary debut album, Permission to Land. 

It’s been two decades since these British glam rockers burst onto the scene, catch them in their signature full-throttle force at Melbourne’s own Festival Hall on February 3, 2024.

The Darkness Permission To Land Australian tour

  • February 3 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
  • February 7 – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
  • February 10 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

The Darkness will transport fans back to the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll, performing the entire Permission to Land album live, alongside a treasure trove of album B-sides and rarities.

“When Permission To Land landed 20 short years ago, we were bathed in shock and awe,” says frontman Justin Hawkins. “As if by magic, rock wasn’t dead! Fun wasn’t banned! And spandex was almost acceptable again.

“Well, guess what? Twenty years on, the same rules apply. So please squeeze yourselves into those inappropriate leggings, back-comb your mullet, splash on a big handful of attitude, and come celebrate with us. We promise everything and we deliver, every time. Bring on the next twenty!”

Known for their trademark falsetto, high-energy guitar riffs, and mind-blowing live shows, The Darkness promises a night of pure rock euphoria. But they’re not doing it alone. Joining The Darkness on this journey through rock history are none other than Aussie legends You Am I. Set to crank up the nostalgia to eleven with their Majesty of Tap Spinal Tap tribute show.

DZ Deathrays will also be there to deliver their signature sonic assault. Cry Club will bring their unique blend of indie pop and punk rock to the stage.

It all goes down on February 3 at Festival Hall. Grab tickets by heading here.