News and updatesJHR is run completely voluntarily, out of the goodness of our hearts - unfortunately the site updates can't take priority over our day jobs and lives... but we try our best to keep the site up and running! So updates have been slow the last few weeks.
The Darkness have added the following dates to their UK appearances this year:
Sat 1st June 2013 - Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man
Sun 29th September 2013 - Looe Music Festival, Cornwall
Additional festival appearances around Europe and the US are also being made, most announcements are made through the Official Facebook Page.
19 Apr 2013
The Quietus: Growing On Me: Justin Hawkins Of The Darkness' Favourite LPsThe Darkness frontman rifles through his racks and decides on the 13 long-players closest to his heart.
It’s been just over a year now that the UK’s premier power rock purveyors The Darkness have been back, bringing the public all the flashy guitar solos and sweat-drenched Lycra they can handle.
Third album Hot Cakes, released in August last year, was well-received, causing more than a little surprise from critics who had written them off, and their live performances have lost none of their energy or flamboyance.
The Darkness to play Brooklyn, US - Googa Mooga FestivalThe Darkness have announced they are to play The Great 'Googa Mooga' Festival in Brooklyn, on Friday 17th May 2013.
They will be on the same day as Yeah Yeah Yeah's and The Flaming Lips as part of a 'Kickoff Concert'. See the poster or their facebook/website for more details.
27 Mar 2013
The Darkness announce two UK summer showsThe Darkness have announced that they will be playing the following dates:
Mon 3 June 2013 - Grand Hall - Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
Tue 4 June 2013 - Kasbah, Coventry
Tickets go on sale Monday, 25th March 2013 at 10am on their facebook page and website.
For more information visit The Darkness' Official Facebook Page.
24 Mar 2013
Happy Birthday Justin Hawkins!Today is not only known as St. Patrick's Day but also the day of birth of Justin Hawkins!
Justin - frontman for The Darkness, but also the lyrical and guitar genius of many musical projects we've come to know and love. The main reason this site was created.
So, Happy Birthday Justin! We hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are travelling whilst on tour.
17 Mar 2013
The Darkness cancel Australian and New Zealand TourThe Darkness have announced that their Australian/New Zealand Tour coming up in April has been cancelled due to drummer Ed Graham's ongoing problems with his hip.
The band will continue with the rest of the European Tour this month.
For the official statement from the band and management, see their Official Facebook Page.
We wish Ed all the best, get well soon! JHR x
12 Mar 2013
Video: "With A Woman" Official Music Video
02 Mar 2013
The Darkness start UK Hot Cakes tour tomorrow!After a long wait for some home turf shows, The Darkness start the UK leg of their world tour tomorrow, 1st March 2013 in Sheffield.
If you have any photos or reports from shows please send them to us. (If you have a lot of photos, we prefer a link to them, but can upload them if needed)
That goes for all shows around the world too! The UK dates are as follows:
Fri 1 Mar - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Sat 2 Mar - Apollo, Manchester
Sun 3 Mar - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tue 5 Mar - City Hall, Newcastle
Wed 6 Mar - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Thu 7 Mar - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
See tour dates for more show details.
28 Feb 2013
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