LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH – OUT JUNE 15th THROUGH COOKING VINYL
“The Darkness’ live show remains an untouchable entertainment assault that schools bands of all eras and genres” LA Weekly Preorder Album HERE
“Full of humour and foundry-hot playing, other rock bands should learn from The Darkness” Record Collector
NEW SONG OUT NOW -‘BUCCANEERS OF HISPANIOLA’
ON TOUR WITH THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES
JUNE 2018 INCLUDING WEMBLEY ARENA
ALSO SUPPORTING QUEEN AT UK FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER
England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods The Darkness have announced the release of their live album The Darkness – Live At Hammersmith, out on June 15th through Cooking Vinyl.
The album captures The Darkness on sterling form at their iconic London headline show at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo in December last year. In true Darkness spandex-clad fashion it featured huge riffs, mighty bass faces, seismic drumming, hair-raising falsetto, Justin Hawkins acrobatics, gigantic disco balls and a whole lotta pyro.
The Darkness – Live At Hammersmith is the band’s first live album to be released on all formats (including CD, gatefold double vinyl, cassette, download and stream) and spans their spectacular back catalogue of five albums across 19 incendiary tracks.
Regarding the live album Justin says, “The Darkness is untamed. It cannot be caged. Some very clever recording engineers have discovered a way to capture its essence; all that remains is for us to release it back into the wild.
To mark the live album announcement, The Darkness have made two songs from the album available for streaming now and as an instant-grat with pre-orders of the live album. This includes the swashbuckling live version of ‘Buccaneers Of Hispaniola’, one of the highlights from Pinewood Smile, and their award-winning smash hit ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, taken from their chart-topping, four-times platinum-selling selling debut album Permission To Land.
The Darkness are hitting the road again in June and will be playing arenas across the UK and Europe in support of The Hollywood Vampires supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Follow,ing this they will be supporting Queen at TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow on July 6th and at Dublin’s Marlay Park on July 8th.
THE DARKNESS UK TOUR DATES (W) THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES
16/06 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
17/06 – Manchester, Arena
19/06 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20/06 – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
THE DARKNESS UK TOUR DATES (W) QUEEN
06/07 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
08/07 – Dublin, Marlay Park
THE DARKNESS – LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH
- Open Fire
- Love Is Only A Feeling
- Southern Trains
- Black Shuck
- One Way Ticket
- Givin’ Up
- All The Pretty Girls
- Buccaneers Of Hispaniola
- Friday Night
- Makin’ Out
- Every Inch Of You
- Solid Gold
- Stuck In A Rut
- Get Your Hands Off My Woman
- Growing On Me
- Japanese Prisoner Of Love
- Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
- I Believe In A Thing Called Love
THE DARKNESS ARE
Justin Hawkins – vocals & guitar / Dan Hawkins – guitar /
Frankie Poullain – bass / Rufus Tiger Taylor – drums