Fresh off the electrifying announcement of their "Let There Be Rock” live show spectacle in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane last week, multi-platinum UK rock royalty The Darkness are extending the highly anticipated 20th Anniversary celebration of their classic debut album, ‘Permission To Land’ announcing additional tour dates across Australia playing shows in Adelaide, Fremantle, Canberra, and crossing the pond with dates also added in Auckland & Wellington this coming January/February.
Delivering iconic songs such as “I Believe in A Thing Called Love” and “Love Is Only A Feeling”, the band’s album, 'Permission to Land’ will be performed live, in its entirety, for fans plus a string of album B-sides and rarities.
Irrepressible frontman Justin Hawkins reflects on the anniversary of their debut album with fondness; “When Permission to Land landed twenty short years ago, we were bathed in shock and awe. As if by magic, rock wasn’t dead! Fun wasn’t banned! And spandex was almost acceptable again… Well, guess what? Twenty years on, the same rules apply. So please squeeze yourselves into those inappropriate leggings, back-comb your mullet, splash on a big handful of attitude, and come celebrate with us! We promise everything and we deliver, every time. Bring on the next twenty!”
Igniting the mainstream rock scene in the early 2000s with their trademark falsetto, spandex, guitar riffs and theatrical live shows, the band’s album topped the UK charts almost overnight, surpassing 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. It’s no wonder the album swept The Darkness into a whirlwind of global success, sharing the stages alongside rock icons such as Queen, Guns ’n Roses, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, and the immortal, KISS.
Joining the band on these added shows will be Melbourne pop-punk duo Cry Club for the Australian dates, and pop-rockers, Volts in New Zealand.
Prepare to have the sounds, fashion and extravagance of classic hard-rock resurrected before your eyes with a touch of The Darkness’ trademark British flamboyance. Fans can expect a bucket list rock show experience when “Permission to Land” comes down under.
Tickets On Sale: Thursday 21 September 2023, 11AM [AEST] via