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The Darkness will be showcasing the live potency of their new album Motorheart (out November 18) on their extensive UK headline tour throughout November and December this year.
On November 21, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, will witness a true spectacle when fans will be treated to brand new songs from the album as well as hits from across their award-winning, platinum selling back catalogue.
2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved rock bands. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone.
It spawned a series of hit singles including I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The album clocked up a series of awards including three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor Novello for Songwriters Of The Year, amongst many others.
The Darkness played a number of landmark shows, including a headline set at the 2004 Reading and Leeds Festivals, as part of a whirlwind career of global touring as international sensations.
In 2006, frontman Justin Hawkins left the band, checking into rehab and The Darkness fell apart. Following successful treatment, the band reformed in 2011