Tag: The Darkness

THE DARKNESS Announce ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Australia and New Zealand Tour 2020

THE DARKNESS Announce ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Australia and New Zealand Tour 2020

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australian and New Zealand headline tour in March 2020. On a mission to lead us to the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’ n’ roll fellowship, The Darkness will play shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland. These performances promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision […]

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THE DARKNESS Release New Single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’. New Album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Out October 4.

THE DARKNESS Release New Single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’. New Album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Out October 4.

The Darkness have released their brand new single Rock And Roll Deserves To Die, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It’s the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4 on Cooking Vinyl. PRE-ORDER EASTER IS CANCELLED HERE From chiming, acoustic beginnings, Rock And Roll Deserves To Die explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics […]

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THE DARKNESS Announce New Album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Out October 4

THE DARKNESS Announce New Album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ Out October 4

In the Year of Our Lord, 2019, while turmoil and chaos beset the world, a mighty force is about to be unleashed. As the spartan time of Lent unfolds, and society looks set to implode, it’s time to put away your chocolate eggs, say goodbye to the festive bunny and prepare for the sonic apocalypse… for Darkness spreads across the […]

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The Struts – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – January 31, 2019

The Struts – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – January 31, 2019

So, you may have seen that I gushed all over them as a support act when they blew me away with Greta Van Fleet earlier this week but tonight in their first and only headline show in Australia I’m ready to be doubly blown away, yeah that’s a thing. I remembered the fucking name. Here once again are The Struts… […]

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THE DARKNESS to release brand new album, ‘Pinewood Smile’ on October 6. Listen to new track, ‘All The Pretty Girls’

THE DARKNESS to release brand new album, ‘Pinewood Smile’ on October 6. Listen to new track, ‘All The Pretty Girls’

England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods – and one-time saviours of rock’n’roll turned national pleasures – The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release on October 6  through Cooking Vinyl. Marking the announcement the band have today unveiled the spectacular album opener All The Pretty Girls, across all streaming platforms. It’s also available for download with pre-orders […]

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

Essential Information Venue: The Enmore Theatre – Sydney Date: May 10, 2017 Photos by:  Annette Geneva – Every Day Is Saturday Presented by: Select Touring & Blue Murder Support: Rackett Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer and MTRBWY   Check out our review of the show HERE  

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

The Darkness are back in Australia after what feels like a very quick turnaround from their last trip but the fans have come out in droves to catch this killer band and tonight I’m expecting nothing less than the amazingness that is a Darkness show, but more on that later… Rackett warmed the crowd up and themselves as they belted […]

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Justin Hawkins of The Darkness

Justin Hawkins of The Darkness

“…when we come to a place like Australia and you’ve travelled a long way and people just go nuts and it’s brilliant, that’s why you do this, that’s the reason you perform anyway because you feel the energy in the room, and there’s nothing like it, we’re just very lucky I think.” From Release: Rejoice, Australians fair, in your home […]

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THE DARKNESS Melbourne Headline Show SOLD OUT – 2nd show announced!

THE DARKNESS Melbourne Headline Show SOLD OUT – 2nd show announced!

Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at  170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May @170 Russell, Melbourne (18+). Tickets for this show are ON […]

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THE DARKNESS Announce Australian Headline Shows

THE DARKNESS Announce Australian Headline Shows

Rejoice, Australians fair, in your home which you so rightly claim to be girt by sea – THE DARKNESS are quite simply thrilled to be returning to your shores! Those lovely people at Groovin The Moo festival have realised that there is simply NOT ENOUGH ROCK on your otherwise wonderful island, and have tasked us with saving YOU from inferior […]

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

Date: Friday November 13, 2015 Venue: The Enmore Theatre, Sydney Supported By: Aces Photos by: Gwendolyn Lee – Gwendolyn Lee Photography Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer and MTRBWY   Check out our review of the show HERE  

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

It’s been many a year since I caught The Darkness live on their ‘One Way Ticket’ tour and more importantly eleven years since I first saw them at their headline show at The Gaelic Club in Sydney in 2004 and man, that was one hell of a show then so I’m looking forward to checking out their live set circa […]

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Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

“I think we used the new album to escape from the upheaval we went through, the upheaval with management. Obviously we did the comeback and when you do a comeback for us it wasn’t really a comeback, we just wanted to get together again and do an album…” From Release: THE DARKNESS, multi award winning, multi-million selling megaband formed in 2000 […]

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THE DARKNESS announce Australian Tour

THE DARKNESS announce Australian Tour

THE DARKNESS, multi award winning, multi-million selling megaband formed in 2000 by The Brothers Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and (now departed) Ed Graham have had good years and bad. And some years where they didn’t actually do anything. This year is a good’un, because THE DARKNESS are back with their brand new fourth album Last of Our Kind, released in June […]

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CROSSON

CROSSON

“The future of our planet is dominated by ‘Boy Bands’ and ‘Hip Hop Artists” and CROSSON has been sent back in time from Earth’s decadent future to save the future of Rock and Metal. Our goal – to Spread The Rock N Roll Disease.” From Bio: Transported back in time from our decedent future, post apocalyptic rock warriors CROSSON, have […]

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The Darkness with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Australian Tour

The Darkness with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Australian Tour

McManus Entertainment are excited to announce The Darkness and legendary rock goddess Joan Jett and her band The Blackhearts for four very special co-headline shows in April. The rise, fall, and rise again of The Darkness contains all the ingredients of a classic rock opera. The basics are a matter of public record: unfashionable good-time hard rock band from Lowestoft […]

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The Darkness – Hot Cakes

The Darkness – Hot Cakes

In Summary: It’s like The Darkness set out to make an ‘all killer no filler’ type album with ‘Hot Cakes’ and they’ve done exactly that in my opinion. The Darkness are back. Were they missed? I think totally. The void that they left of that fun throwback retro rock sound and image was missing for far too long, but now […]

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THE DARKNESS serve up a taster & present the full menu for ‘Hot Cakes’ album

THE DARKNESS serve up a taster & present the full menu for ‘Hot Cakes’ album

THE DARKNESS SERVE UP A TASTER & PRESENT THE FULL MENU FOR “HOT CAKES” THE DARKNESS return with the eagerly awaited release of their third album, “Hot Cakes”, on 17 August 2012. Today the band made album opener, “Every Inch of You”, immediately available via a lyric video posted at www.theactualdarkness.com and the track appearing on iTunes worldwide, providing an […]

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The Darkness – The Palace, Melbourne, Australia – 09 May 2012

The Darkness – The Palace, Melbourne, Australia – 09 May 2012

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2012 Venue: The Palace, Melbourne, Australia Photos by: Lens Of Rock (www.lensofrock.com) Check out the full live gallery right here… Check out our interview with Frankie Poullain of The Darkness right here…

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Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

“Justin really got himself together and now he’s fighting fit and a better guitarist and singer and performer than he ever was, even back then, it’s just great to be and I’m really privileged to be back with them.” The Darkness, have possibly the best biography out there at the moment: “There have been two albums. There has been a […]

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Strangers to premiere new video today and announce a bunch of tour dates!

Strangers to premiere new video today and announce a bunch of tour dates!

STRANGERS make rock&roll sound the way it was always meant to! Loud, brave and proud. This is a band churning out urban rock anthems that could only have come from the backlots of Sydney’s fertile Southern Beaches.  Not convinced? Oh, ye of little faith! Get thee to the World Wide Web for a taste of the hard hitting new video for radio monster ‘Bred For Breeding’. After having been rotated in the nicest […]

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The Darkness Australian Tour

The Darkness Australian Tour

McManus Entertainment are thrilled to announce British glam rock sensations, The Darkness are bringing their Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us tour to Australia in May 2012. It’s been six years since The Darkness toured here, and in 2012 Australian fans will be graced with the original line up of Justin Hawkins (vocals/ guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitars/ backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass), […]

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Adam Lambert to join Queen at Sonisphere for a one off show on July 7th 2012

Adam Lambert to join Queen at Sonisphere for a one off show on July 7th 2012

QUEEN RETURN TO KNEBWORTH PARK FOR SONISPHERE 2012 JOINED BY ADAM LAMBERT FOR UNIQUE ONE-OFF CONCERT “Earlier on there were rumours of us splitting up, but I mean – f*** ‘em – how can you split up when you have an audience like this.”  Freddie Mercury. Knebworth Park, August 9, 1986 With a quarter of a century having since passed, […]

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USA/Europe Summer Festival Update!

USA/Europe Summer Festival Update!

Whilst we might still be in the midst of our Summer festival season here in Australia, announcements have been starting to flow in thick and fast for the plethora of annual rock & metal festivals in the USA and Europe.   What appears below is not in anyway meant to be a comprehensive update, just merely a snapshot of our […]

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