The Darkness announce second Melbourne show after huge demand
01.06.2022

The Darkness announce second Melbourne show after huge demand

The Darkness Melbourne

The Darkness have just added a second Melbourne show at The Forum on October 11 due to huge demand for the British glam-rockers.

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. 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.

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

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. Many of The Darkness’ biggest songs are now staples of rock radio, sharing airtime with songs by their genetic forerunners, Queen, T-Rex and Cheap Trick.

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!”

The Darkness are: Justin Hawkins – lead vocals, lead guitar, Dan Hawkins – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Frankie Poullain – bass guitar, backing vocals, and Rufus Taylor – drums, backing vocals.

‘Motorheart’
Australia & New Zealand Tour October 2022

Tuesday, Oct 11: Forum, Melbourne – NEW SHOW
Wednesday, Oct 12: Forum, Melbourne SOLD OUT
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 

General tickets on sale now here.