Ahead Of Upcoming Tour, And New Album, The Darkness Have Released a Video For Their New Single

The tour is scheduled to start in November 2019,  and they are set to play their new album in full

To mark the announcement of what they have in store for their upcoming tour, the band released the single for their new single ‘Heart Explodes’, taken from ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ out October 4th.

The ‘Heart Explodes’ video captures the band on their recent stadium-sized outdoor tour as personally invited special guests and main support for fellow Suffolk-based musician Ed Sheeran with both onstage and intimate backstage footage in the video.


Looking forward to the upcoming tour the band have scheduled, frontman Justin Hawkins says, ‘Uncertain times call for the grandest of gestures. The Darkness are entirely pleased to announce that we will entice the world with the wings of inclusivity, by performing our new magnum opus, Easter Is Cancelled, in full, at ludicrous volume FOR YOUR EARS AND MIND!’

Easter Is Cancelled is the band’s most exciting and diverse record to date, a mini-rock opera examining the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today. At the heart of the tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar.

‘Heart Explodes’ finds The Darkness baring all in a multitude of heartfelt emotions, while previous single ‘Rock and Roll Deserves To Die’ saw the band hailing the death of rock and roll in an epic five-minute masterpiece featuring monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, alongside some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

As the bands breakthrough 2003 smash hit ‘I Believe In A thing Called Love’ surpasses over 100 million streams on Spotify, it’s fitting the band have now come to release their latest defining album Easter Is Cancelled, which includes material that has been over 16 years in the making, one track being ‘Live ‘Till I Die’.

Easter Is Cancelled will be released digitally and in full technicolour physical glory as a standard CD, digipak CD with bonus tracks, gatefold LP, limited edition colour vinyl gatefold LP, Picture Disc and Cassette. The album is available to pre-order now from the band’s Official Store with special signed copies and exclusive album bundle offers. The preorder link is: https://thedarkness.lnk.to/EICPR

The tour dates, starting from 26th November 2019 are as follows:

NOVEMBER
26th – Belfast, Limelight
27th – Dublin, Academy
29th – Nottingham, Rock City

DECEMBER
1st – Birmingham, O2 Academy
2nd – Leicester, O2 Academy
3rd – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
5th – Norwich, UEA
6th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7th – Bath, Pavilions
9th – Portsmouth, Pyramids
10th – Brighton, Dome
11th – Watford, Colosseum
13th – Manchester Academy
14th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
15th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
17th – York, Barbican
18th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
20th – London, Roundhouse