Friday, June 4, 2021

The Darkness announce new album and UK tour

The Darkness have announced dates for a fall 2021 UK tour in support of a new album entitled “Motorheart.”

Due October 15, the band will issue the set’s lead single from their seventh studio record next month; the project marks the follow-up to 2019’s “Easter Is Cancelled”, which reached the UK Top 10.

The group will be joined by British Lion – the side project of Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris – for a month-long UK trek this fall, with shows starting November 17 in Brighton.

“The time has come, the walrus said… to put your fookin pants on your head and rock like Satan is eating your private parts with a pointy fork!,” says frontman Justin Hawkins. “Yes, we, The Darkness, are back on tour, praise Satan’s better half… come and party with us like it’s the last orders at the last chance saloon. Which it may well be, but I wouldn’t like to comment any further on that.

“Get in kids, it’s The Darkness, wot you knows and luvs, plus British Lion - Steve Harris’ top rock band who are guaranteed to blow your socks straight up your welcoming arses. What a night! Delirium! Outfits, including hats! Denim that smells of hamsters! Who doesn’t want that? See you down the front, connoisseurs of the finest that life has to offer…”

“Motorheart” is available for pre-order from the band’s Official Store on exclusive formats and signed bundles, including Deluxe CD with bonus tracks, exclusive color LP and tape.

Fans who pre-order the album before Thursday, June 10 will have access to ticket pre-sales ahead of them going on public sale on Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. local time. The Darkness

2021 UK tour

Nov 17 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
Nov 19 – Margate, UK @ Winter Gardens
Nov 20 – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
Nov 21 – Southend, UK @ Cliffs Pavillion
Nov 23 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
Nov 24 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
Nov 26 – Reading, UK @ The Hexagon
Nov 27 – Cardiff, UK @ The Great Hall
Nov 29 – Exeter, UK @ The Great Hall
Nov 30 – Guilford, UK @ G Live
Dec 02 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 03 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
Dec 04 – Hull, UK @ Bonus Arena
Dec 06 – Stoke-on-Trent, UK @ The Victoria
Dec 07 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 09 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Dec 10 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 11 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 13 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Dec 14 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 16 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Dec 17 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

See also:

The Darkness announce Christmas concert livestream
The Darkness announce North American tour
The Darkness stream new single Live ‘Till I Die
The Darkness stream video for new single Heart Explodes
Search The Darkness at hennemusic