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The Darkness Announce AXS TV Broadcast

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:03AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

The multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS have announced they’ll return to the U.S. for two one-night-only shows Sunday, October 21 in New York City at Terminal 5 and Wednesday, October 24 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. Although the above dates mark the only remaining U.S. shows for 2012, on Wednesday, October 24 fans nationwide will get a glimpse of the thunderous power of the band when their Club Nokia concert will be broadcast as an exclusive television event on AXS TV.

The Darkness are on tour with Lady Gaga, and it doesn't get more glam than that! Here's the dates:

Tue

10/2

Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum

Thu

10/4

Nice, France

Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Sat

10/6

Barcelona, Spain

Palau St Jordi

*Sun

10/21

New York, NY

Terminal 5 *HEADLINING

*Wed

10/24

Los Angeles, CA

Club Nokia *HEADLINING

Fri

10/26

Mexico City, Mexico

Foro Sol

Tue

10/30

San Juan, Puerto Rico

José Miguel Agrelot  Coliseum

Fri

11/9

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Parque dos Atletas

Sun

11/11

 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Estádio do Morumbi

Fri

11/16

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estadio River Plate

Tue

11/20

Santiago, Chile

Estadio Nacional de Santiago


Randomly, The Darkness just released a new app too. It looks sort of fun.


Reader Comments (6)

the Darkness are in my own personal running for show of the year back in Febuary in Vegas,...I wouldnt say that I'm crazy about the new album though, it's ok, but I still prefer "one way ticket".
September 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
Great band! Hope they tour the US.
September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
The Darkness has done more to Bring Back Glam! Than any other band in recent memory!

Hair Metal is alive and well, thanks to these guys!

Congrats to Justin Hawkins for making it back and reforming the band! What a huge talent this guy is! He is the embodiment of the definition of "Rockstar", more so than any other Rockers except maybe Buckcherry's Josh Todd, who's still a distant second in star power and talent when compared to Hawkins. Regardless, Buckcherry is the only other modern rock band that's done as much as The Darkness, maybe more, initially paving the way to Bring Back Glam! simply by hitting radio upside the head with a dose of REAL Rock and Roll with one single shot across the bow in 1999, "Lit Up".

That single song stands as so far superior to anything the bands most on here fearlessly adore such as Nickleback, Incubus, Audioslave, Shinedown, Sevendust, Tool, Slipknot, Foofighters, System of a Down, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and all that other crap Borefest nonsense you've been fooled into thinking is actual Rock and Roll!

Contrary to Toddwiggy, as with most fans, I think The Darkness' new album, "Hotcakes", is a marked improvement over "One Way Ticket", which really only had one good song on it, the title track. It actually runs a close second to their debut album, "Permission To Land".

Though I detect a hint of parody and a bit of a wink from the band, their brand of humor runs circles around the blatant doofiness of Steel Panther and the like who are mining similar Hair Metal Territory.

Actually the broader success of The Darkness, despite the historical hiccup when Hawkins had to put the band on a two year hiatus while he detoxed, may stem from their ability to catch a wider net of musical influences back to early Queen, Sweet and AC/DC, not just the 80's staples of Def Leppard and Bon Jovi where Steel Panther are stuck (not a bad thing except for the tiresome potty mouth lyrics).

I look forward to seeing The Darkness on TV on the 23rd. And the fact that they're touring with Lady Gaga is exposing even more people to our great music, instead of that "Boneyard" Shite!

p.s. let me know what other sh*t bands I overlooked to add to my list of UNROCK acts like Nicklehack and Sevenbust, etc.
September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Well, I won't be seeing The Darkness on AXS...
Cuz I'll be at the show!
September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Dratz! Don't make me jealous, Ace!

As soon as I saw The Darkness were playin' NYC but don't have the bread. Like Kenny O sez, I hope they tour the U.S. but for some reason (probably falsetto averse rednecks) they avoid Florida.

Otherwise, I would hop over to Tampa, which would be the most likely Florida town they would play, as it's the most Rock and Roll. If they make it down here, I'm there, for sure! If not, I'll go hit NY or MD, since you know they'll play NYC again and I could see 'em playin' Baltimore (another big East Coast Rock and Roll Town) next go around.

In the meantime, have a great time at the show and I want to hear all about it from a "Live" perspective. At least I can still see 'em on TV, a fact that is amazing in itself!
October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
wow, MB... our parallel lines do your post justice.
October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch

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