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The Darkness new LP and Summer/Fall Tour Dates Announced

By April MacIntyre May 3, 2012, 22:30 GMT

The Darkness new LP and Summer/Fall Tour Dates Announced

British rock group the Darkness have confirmed they will release their third studio album  titled Hot Cakes on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world).

After a seven-year wait, this LP, produced by the band’s Justin and Dan Hawkins with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin--will deliver the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the multi-platinum band has become renowned for worldwide.

“When we first heard a new Darkness track and after seeing them play live in NYC, we knew The Darkness were back!” explains Wind-up CEO Edward Vetri. “The Darkness and Wind-up make a great rock partnership and we look forward to working with them to launch Hot Cakes.”

They kick off an Australian tour this week (May 4) before returning to the U.S. May 18 for select dates and three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, MD), Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH) and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. Following the U.S. shows, they’ll perform festivals across the U.K. and Europe as well as a hometown outdoor headlining gig at Thetford Fest in Suffolk before teaming with Lady Gaga for her “Born This Way Ball” tour. See all confirmed dates below, and tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com.

From the release

JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)--resumed active service almost 12 months ago on the main stage of 2011's Download Festival with their original line-up, the British group have accomplished a lot.

They’ve completed sold-out tours of the UK and North America; were featured in a Superbowl ad (broadcast to over 100 million viewers in the tense fourth quarter of the game); finished recording HOT CAKES and released a free teaser track and video, “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us.” HOT CAKES marks the follow-up to the group’s multi-platinum debut Permission To Land--with its fan favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman--as well as the revered One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back which featured “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?”

www.theactualdarkness.com
www.facebook.com/thedarknessofficial
https://twitter.com/#!/TheDarkness

'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us' video: 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' (live at Hammersmith. featuring Brian May of Queen)

THE DARKNESS Headlining shows and Festivals 2012:

 

Fri 5/4
 

Brisbane, Australia - Eaton Hill
  

Sat 5/5
 

Newcastle, Australia - Workers
  

Sun 5/6
 

Sydney, Australia - Roundhouse
 

Tue 5/8
 

Melbourne, Australia - Palace
  

Wed 5/9
 

Melbourne,  Australia - Palace
  

Thurs 5/10
 

Canberra, Australia - ANU
  

Sat 5/12
 

Adelaide, Australia The Barton Theatre
  

Fri 5/18
 

New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
 

Sat 5/19
 

Baltimore, MD - InfieldFest
  

Sun 5/20
 

Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range   Festival

Tue 5/22
 

Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works

Wed 5/23
 

New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
 

Fri 5/25
 

Austin, TX - Stubb’s
  

Sat 5/26
 

Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma Festival
 

Sun 5/27
 

Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
 

Sat 6/2
 

Trondheim, Norway- Trondheim Rock
 

Fri 6/8
 

Solvesburg, Sweden - Sweden Rock
 

Sat 6/16
 

Spain - Plein Air

Sat 6/23
 

Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal   Festival

Sun 6/24
 

UK- Isle of Wight Festival
 

Fri 6/29
 

Belgrade, Serbia - Usce Park
 

Fri 7/6
 

Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
 

Sat 7/7
 

Amneville, France - Snowhall Parc
 

Sun 7/8
 

France - Sonisphere
 

Sat 7/14
 

Suffolk, UK - Thetford Forest
 

Sat 8/4
 

Oder, Poland- Woodstock   Festival
 

All dates below, with LADY GAGA:
   

Tue 8/14
 

Sofia, Bulgaria - Vasil Levski National   Stadium

Thu 8/16
 

Bucharest, Romania - Arena Nationala   Stadium

Sat 8/18
 

Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadhalle
 

Tue 8/21
 

Vilnius, Lithuania - Vingis Park
 

Thu 8/23
 

Riga, Latvia - Mezaparks
 

Sat 8/25
 

Tallinn - Tallinn Song Festival   Grounds

Mon 8/27
 

Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena
 

Thu 8/30
 

Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
 

Sun 9/2
 

Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
 

Tue 9/4
 

Koln, Germany - Lanxess Arena
 

Wed 9/5
 

Koln, Germany - Lanxess Arena
 

Sat 9/8
 

London, UK - Twickenham
 

Sun 9/9
 

London, UK- Twickenham
 

Tue 9/11
 

Manchester, UK - Evening News Arena
 

Sat 9/15
 

Dublin. Ireland - Aviva Stadium
 

Mon 9/17
 

Amsterdam, Netherlands- Ziggo Dome
 

Tue 9/18
 

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
 

Sat 9/22
 

Paris, France - Stade de France
 

Mon 9/24
 

Hannover, Germany- TUI Arena
  

Wed 9/26
 

Zurich, Switzerland- Hallenstadion
 

Thu 9/27
 

Zurich, Switzerland- Hallenstadion
 

Sat 9/29
 

Wilrijk, Belgium - Sportpaleis
 

Sat 9/29
 

Wilrijk, Belgium - Sportpaleis
 

Tue 10/2
 

Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
 

Thu 10/4
 

Nice, France - Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Sat 10/6
 

Barcelona, Spain - Palau St Jordi



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