In traditional Darkness fashion, the new live rendition of ‘Solid Gold’ is a non-stop, breakneck sonic journey of huge riffs, thunderous bass, seismic drums and colossal choruses. It follows the release of ‘Buccaneers Of Hispaniola’ and ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, all of which were recorded at their monumental Hammersmith Apollo show last year. The tracks are all available as instant grats with pre-orders of the upcoming live album.
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.
The Darkness headlined Hammersmith as part of their extensive Tour De Prance, in support of their latest critically acclaimed Top 10 album Pinewood Smile.The tour saw the band sell out shows across the UK and Europe last year.
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. Following 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
PRAISE FOR PINEWOOD SMILE
"Killer tunes" – Q ****
"Return to top form" – MOJO ****
"A triumphant comeback" – Planet Rock ****
“Boredom-destroying heavy rockers return with madcap, euphoric fifth album” –Kerrang ****
“The new album Pinewood Smile has the rockers back on top form”-The Sun ****
“Pinewood Smile should still leave devotees beaming”-Daily Mail ****
THE DARKNESS ARE
Justin Hawkins – vocals & guitar / Dan Hawkins – guitar /
Frankie Poullain – bass / Rufus Tiger Taylor – drums