People of the beautiful British Isles, The Darkness called and you heeded their joyous invitation. In fact, you’ve been racing to sign up in in your many thousands. For I believe in a thing called love, you believe in a thing called love, they believe in a thing called love … it turns out that we ALL believe in a thing called love.
So it is no surprise then that tickets for The Darkness’ just-announced tour sold so fast that there’s not a single one to be had for love, nor money. And now, in order to avoid disappointment at what will be the happiest time of the year, the four horsemen of the rockopalypse will mount even bigger steeds and gallop even further around the wintry wonderland, bringing these nations together and granting permission to land to all and sundry.
Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton – your time has come!! And Nottingham and London – what bounteous Christmas gifts have been bestowed upon you with second helpings of the smorgasbord of rocktivities which The Darkness will deliver into your willing sacks!
The full list of Permission To Land 20 tour dates for the UK and Ireland are now revealed below, with the six brand new shows in handy caps and bold, for all discerning fans of magnificent rock gloritude!
UK & IRELAND PERMISSION TO LAND 20 TOUR DATES
02 Dec – Belfast, Telegraph Building (sold out)
03 Dec – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre (sold out)
05 DEC – EDINBURGH O2 ACADEMY – new show
07 DEC – NEWCASTLE O2 CITY HALL – new show
08 Dec – Norwich, UEA (sold out)
09 Dec – London, The Roundhouse (sold out)
11 Dec – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (sold out)
12 Dec – Manchester, New Century Hall (sold out)
14 Dec – Bristol, Beacon (sold out)
15 Dec – Nottingham, Rock City (sold out)
16 Dec – Wolverhampton, The Wulfrun at The Halls (sold out)
18 DEC – LEEDS O2 ACADEMY – new show
19 DEC – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY – new show
20 DEC – BRIGHTON DOME – new show
22 DEC – LONDON ROUNDHOUSE – new show
Tickets for the NEW SHOWS go on general sale at 9am Friday 14th July 2023 and can be purchased via https://www.thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates/.
So don’t delay, fire up your engines and you too will no longer be crying in despair at having missed out on the hottest tickets in town(s).
Regarding the shows frontman Justin Hawkins previously said, “We, The Darkness, are delighted to announce that we’ll be hitting the road in the U.K. once again. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Permission to Land, our set will include every song from our debut album faithfully reproduced (with additional clam notes and meanderings) in the order in which they appear on the record. We’ll also play all of your favourite Darkness songs from the rest of our illustrious and tipsy turvy career. It will be the best show you’ll see this year. I should know, I’m the singer and also a YouTube music expert.”
He wants the world to know that he still stands by every single word of that statement, partly because this has all happened so quickly that he’s having a lie down to recover from the sheer joy that has overcome him, so we’ve not actually been able to get hold of him for more words.
However, we can guarantee that the shows will be a grand spectacle with the band playing the much-lauded, award-winning, foot-stomping, guitar-wailing, groove-making masterpiece in full. Kicking off with the splendid rifferama of ‘Black Shuck’ they’ll blast their way through all of Permission To Land’s 11 tracks in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, including ‘Growing On Me’, ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’, ‘Giving Up’, ‘Love On The Rocks With No Ice’, ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman’ and of course the iconic ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’.
In addition to that splendid confection of rock brilliance, Justin, Dan, Frankie and Rufus will pump out a bonus ‘Best Of The Rest’ set, stuffed to the gills with all the hits and fan favourites from their six subsequent studio albums.
There is also a very special expanded Permission To Land deluxe album release being released on October 6th via Warner Music. It comes as a 5 LP package, a 4CD+DVD package, a double CD package and of course it will also be across all of your digital streaming platforms in its full glory.