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The Darkness announce new single and album

The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It’s the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4ththrough Cooking Vinyl.

From chiming, acoustic beginnings, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

It is quite simply the band’s most exciting and diverse song to date and finds The Darkness hailing the death of the old and opening a door into a brave new world never seen from the band before. As bass player Frankie Poullain comments, “A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

In fact, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ marks a sensational new era, opening Easter Is Cancelled, the first ever concept albumfrom The Darkness.

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’.

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 and Cassette. The album is available to pre-ordernow 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 Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with a full UK and Ireland headline tour this winter and will play 18 dates starting in November 2019. These shows promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band’s spectacular canon. Tickets are available here.

THE DARKNESS ‘EASTER IS CANCELLED’ 2019 TOUR
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