I recently spoke with Dan Hawkins, from THE DARKNESS, about a great many things, the early days, Justin leaving the band and rehab, reforming the band, the new album and upcoming tour of Australia. New album is great, check it out. Looking forward to the tour.
Check it all out below.
If you'd prefer to read the interview, click here.
THE DARKNESS - EASTER IS CANCELLED - OUT OCTOBER 4
In the Year of Our Lord, 2019, while turmoil and chaos beset the world, a mighty force is about to be unleashed. As the spartan time of Lent unfolds, and society looks set to implode, it’s time to put away your chocolate eggs, say goodbye to the festive bunny and prepare for the sonic apocalypse… for Darkness spreads across the land!
In their inimitable style, as joyous warriors here to prick the pompous and kick the arses of those who seek to destroy us, four maestros embark upon their most ambitious quest to date. With a musical opus of veritable magnum status soon to be thrust into the ear canals of rock fans around the globe, and a tour that will quite literally resurrect the souls of all who attend, The Darkness have a message for citizens of the world everywhere!
As they explain in their hard-hitting video, they are men in tight costumes, ready to fight the power-drunk clowns who cast a shadow of despair across the land. They will not be gagged by the reeking stench of pious indifference that pours from the orifices of these clown-lords.
Watch the unique State of the Nation address HERE as our heroes emerge from the bucolic English countryside to announce that Easter is cancelled! Cometh the hour, cometh the band…
So now, people of the world, it is time join The Darkness in their mission to take back control from the fools and liars who purport to lead us, and instead march forwards into the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’n’roll fellowship.
The ten-track album examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today, and their almost divine responsibility to challenge the establishment – something that most rock’n’roll artists seem to have given up on in favour of easy celebrity. And yet at the heart of this tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar, as brought full circle in the glorious album closer We Are The Guitar Men.
The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australia and New Zealand headline tour in March 2020. On a mission to lead us to the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’ n’ roll fellowship, The Darkness will play shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland.
These performances promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band’s spectacular canon.
‘EASTER IS CANCELLED’
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2020
Wed 11 March – Metropolis, Fremantle
Fri 13 March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sat 14 March – Forum, Melbourne
Sun 15 March – The Gov, Adelaide
Wed 18 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Fri 20 March – Powerstation, Auckland
Metalhead who hates bad parking.