Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Darkness to tour with Lady Gaga across Europe

UK rockers The Darkness have announced their addition to the bill as main support for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour.

The band will appear on Gaga’s European dates, starting August 14 in Bulgaria, with shows currently scheduled into October.

Gaga is a big fan of hard rock and heavy metal; she’s already spoken publicly about her love of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, KISS, and others in the genre. It remains to be seen how the pop superstar’s fans will react to a heavy rock act hitting the stage before their idol, but Gaga’s support could sway her impressionable young followers in the right direction.

Prior to hooking up with Gaga, The Darkness have an extensive lineup of dates scheduled from May onwards, with shows in Australia, North America and Europe

The Darkness reunited in 2011 following a 5-year break, releasing a new song, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us,” earlier this year.

Lady Gaga w/The Darkness
Born This Way Ball tour 2012


Tue 14 Bulgaria – Sofia – Vasil Levski National Stadium (w/ Lady Gaga)
Thu 16 Romainia – Bucharest – Arena Nationala Stadium (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 18 Austria – Vienna – Wiener Stadhalle (w/ Lady Gaga)
Tue 21 Lithuania – Vilnius – Vingis Park (w/ Lady Gaga)
Thu 23 Latvia – Riga – Mezaparks (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 25 Tallinn – Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (w/ Lady Gaga)
Mon 27 FInland – Helsinki – Hartwell Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Thu 30 Sweden – Stockholm – Ericsson Globe (w/ Lady Gaga)


Sun 2 Denmark – Copenhagen – Parken Stadium (w/ Lady Gaga)
Tue 4 Germany – Koln – Lanxess Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 8 UK – London – Twickenham (w/ Lady Gaga)
Tue 11 UK – Manchester – Evening News Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 15 Ireland – Dublin – Aviva Stadium (w/ Lady Gaga)
Mon 17 Netherlands – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 22 France – Paris – Stade de France (w/ Lady Gaga)
Mon 24 Germany – Hannover – TUI Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Wed 26 Switzerland – Zurich – Hallenstadion (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 29 Belgium – Antwerp – Sportpaleis (w/ Lady Gaga)


Tue 2 Italy – Milan – Mediolanum Forum (w/ Lady Gaga)
Thu 4 France – Nice – Stade Charles-Ehrmann (w/ Lady Gaga)
Sat 6 Spain – Barcelona – Palau St Jordi (w/ Lady Gaga)

The Darkness The Darkness

The Darkness – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us

See also:

The Darkness announce spring US tour
VIDEO: The Darkness rock Super Bowl commercial
VIDEO: The Darkness – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us
VIDEO: Queen’s Brian May rocks London with The Darkness
The Darkness announce North American tour
VIDEO: The Darkness debut new songs at reunion gig