The Darkness are back! (And they're heading to Manchester)

Actually, I'm not really sure they ever actually went anywhere.

By Ben Brown | 16 April 2019

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I just think they were having a ‘break’ where they could concentrate on growing more hair, buying tighter trousers and learning how to prance around with much more vigour than before.

The Darkness + Special Guests @ Manchester Academy
Friday 13th December, 7pm

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As a lovely Christmas treat they’ll be heading to Manchester Academy this December, playing all of their hits and generally being loud.

I got sent an email from them about something and I’m still not entirely sure what it is. I think it’s a declaration of a new album (called Easter is Cancelled?) but I’m not sure. Maybe you can figure it out…

“We live in dark times. As power-drunk clowns cast a shadow of despair across the land, our people cower in tumbledown hovels. The children do not dance and the birds are silent. Hope is crushed! Where are the heroes that this world needs, the heroes that this world deserves?

“Cast aside despair, people, for the tide will turn! We are men in tight costumes, and we are ready to fight with every weapon that the forefathers have bequeathed – the guitar axe, the drum hammer, the bejewelled codpiece, and the banshee wail of righteous anger.

“Nor shall we be cowed by the nay-sayers, nor bought off by the money lenders, nor gagged by the reeking stench of pious indifference that pours from the orifices of the clown-lords. Cometh the time, cometh the band. We are The Darkness and we bring you Light!

“This is the first day in our new world, and EASTER IS CANCELLED! Let us begin… Death, or glory my friends, which will it be?”

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