The Darkness announce tour dates to celebrate new album

As they announce their fifth studio album, The Darkness have confirmed 17 UK tour dates.

Frivolous and energetic rockers The Darkness return for the release of their fifth studio album in September, and have confirmed UK tour dates to celebrate.

“Now, as we all know, great news comes in twos – so rejoice children of the world, because the rock egg is soon to hatch,” vocalist Justin Hawkins announced. “In September of this annus rockabilis, and with the help of those excellent people at Cooking Vinyl, we will issue forth a fifth LP record album for your delectation.”

The Darkness originally exploded onto the rock scene with their highly regarded Permission To Land, balancing authentic rock and roll with their characteristic sense of fun. They have since released three more full-length albums, most recently 2015’s Last Of Our Kind.

The Darkness - Last Of Our Kind (Official Video)

Here are those UK tour dates:

23 November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
24 November – Academy, Manchester
25 November – King Georges Hall, Blackburn
27 November – O2 Academy, Leeds
28 November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
29 November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
01 December – Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent
02 December – Rock City, Nottingham
03 December – UEA, Norwich
05 December – G Live, Guildford
06 December – Winter Gardens, Margate
07 December – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
09 December – O2 Academy, Birmingham
10 December – Eventim Apollo, London
11 December – Dome, Brighton
13 December – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
14 December – Colston Hall, Bristol

Tickets for the above dates go on general sale at at 9:00 on the 31 March 2017 through