Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Darkness announce North American tour

The Darkness have announced dates for a spring tour of North America in support of their latest record, “Easter Is Cancelled.”

Produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins, the project – which topped the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart while reaching Top 10 status in their native country – was first previewed with the lead track, "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die."

The 2020 series will see The Darkness perform their sixth record in full alongside a greatest hits set when it opens in Edmonton, AB on April 13, with shows running into late May

"North America! We come to you again, humble in our mission but resolute in our purpose,” says frontman Justin Hawkins. “Join with us in the benediction of rock, as we bring our 'Easter Is Cancelled' world tour to your spume-flecked shores.

“We cancelled Easter and now we are going to cancel your souls — let's reboot together in the epiphany that only 150% pure adrenalin can bring. You are me, I am you, and music is the river that will carry us to our destiny.”

An artist presale runs from Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time to Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m. local time (password "LOSTINROCK"), wiothe general public tickets going on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

The Darkness recently released a video for the “Easter Is Cancelled” track, “In Another Life.”

The Darkness
Easter Is Cancelled

2020 North American tour

Apr 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Apr 14 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theater
Apr 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Apr 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 18 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Apr 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Apr 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
Apr 24 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory – North Park
Apr 25 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Apr 28 - Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
Apr 29 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
May 01 - Concord, SC @ Epicenter Festival *
May 02 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival *
May 03 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
May 05 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 06 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic NOLA
May 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 09 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville *
May 11 - Boston, MA @ Royale
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 13 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 16 - Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival *
May 17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
May 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
May 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Truman
May 22 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
May 23 - Chicago, IL @ Park West

* festival date (not headlining show)

See also:

The Darkness stream new single Live ‘Till I Die
The Darkness stream video for new single Heart Explodes
The Darkness stream Heart Explodes lyric video
The Darkness announce UK and European tour
Search The Darkness at hennemusic