Believing in a thing called The Darkness

The Darkness to play the De La Warr Pavilion
The Darkness to play the De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

Tuesday December 15

The Darkness are pleased to announce the Blast of Our Kind tour - which will commence on November 30 in Norwich and culminate in a triumphant show at London’s Roundhouse on December 20.

This is the first, and a golden, opportunity for enthusiasts to see The Darkness on stage in support of the new, fourth album Last of Our Kind.

Last of Our Kind is described (by the band) as “an album of unparalleled beauty and power.”

It is to be released on June 1.

The first single Open Fire has already been unveiled and the video, directed by Simon Emmett, is currently garnering hits on the internet. The album also features Barbarian, which was released as a ‘teaser track’, with an animated lyric video illustrated by Nick Roche.

Blast of Our Kind will be The Darkness’ first UK tour since 2013. Audiences will no doubt be enthralled by the all-new material and downright delighted by the early works as The Darkness rip through their repertoire of “ruddy great songs.”

The Darkness are an English rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk, formed in 2000, and came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003. Backed by the singles “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Growing on Me”, “Get Your Hands off My Woman”, and “Love is Only a Feeling”, the album was certified quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 1,300,000. In 2004 the band won three Brit Awards: Best British Group, Best British Rock Act, and Best British Album

The band, fronted by amazing vocalist Justin Hawkins, have been working with new drummer Rufus Taylor, the son of Queen’s Roger Taylor.

Speaking to Kerrang! recently, Justin claimed the band had been too “demanding” for former drummer Emily Dolan-Davies, whose talent features on the new album, and said: “She’s a great drummer and a nice person, but it broke down because she couldn’t be available for everything we needed. I think we’re quite a demanding band to be in,” he said.

He was, however, full of praise for new member Taylor. “There’s something really special about his drumming. So, yeah, we want to work with him for as long as we can. This is The Darkness, though, so things can change in a heartbeat.”

Tickets £25 went on sale from last Friday (May 15) from 9am online and 10am from the Box Office

Tel 01424 229111