Multi-platinum UK rock icons The Darkness will be returning to Australia and New Zealand this October, playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Wellington.
Brimming with their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock ‘n’ roll extravagance, The Darkness will be operating at their loosest and most extroverted frequency in celebration of their seventh album, Motorheart, released in November last year.
Fans will be treated to new songs from the band’s new album Motorheart, along with slaying their award-winning, platinum-selling hit singles including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’- a true spectacle to behold.
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Arriving just two years after their previous effort, Easter Is Cancelled, Motorheart was written and recorded amid the uncertainty of UK’s ever-changing pandemic restrictions, and heavily plays to the band’s founding ethos as a fun and fresh rock ‘n’ roll band that you can’t take too seriously.
The Australian tour dates will see the band pick up where they left off in 2020, having been forced to cancel dates in Melbourne and Brisbane mid-way through their ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ tour which saw them perform in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide just as the pandemic began to take hold.
Justin Hawkins says of their imminent return, “Our last ill fated Antipodean excursion in 2020 was cruelly truncated. We’ve spent 2.5 years deflated. Our appetite for Rock has largely gone unsated. Well, for too long you have waited, to witness the atmosphere created, in the Uk, Ireland, Canada and the Unite Stated, by us, Rock’s most underrated. and I am truly elated to announce that we shall return in October to deliver our solid gold plated ROCK – see you there!”
With over three million concert tickets sold worldwide, four Top Ten albums, two hundred million streams on Spotify, five Top Ten singles and numerous industry awards and having toured with giants including Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard & KISS, The Darkness are one of the most successful rock bands of the modern era. Justin Hawkin’s insane shrill scream is the stuff of legend and they know a thing or two about making an anthem – ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ will go down in rock ‘n’ roll history.
The Darkness Australian Tour 2022
Wednesday, Oct 12: Forum, Melbourne
Friday, Oct 14: Astor, Perth
Saturday, Oct 15: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday, Oct 16: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, Oct 18: Kambri, Canberra
Wednesday Oct 19: Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday, Oct 21: Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Saturday, Oct 22: Powerstation, Auckland