The Darkness 2011 UK and Ireland tour dates

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TG is pleased to inform you that The Darkness have announced a proper, actual, tour of the UK and Ireland, due to kick off this November.

Having dipped their toe in the water with the past week of warm-up shows and having made a triumphant return in front of a massive crowd at Download festival, The Darkness have unveiled 17 headline shows that will take place throughout the UK and Ireland this winter.

Justin Hawkins has also recently confirmed that the band's newly recorded third studio album will be out around the same time, though a specific release date has not yet been confirmed.

The Darkness 2011 UK tour dates

8 November O2 Academy, Liverpool
9 November HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
10 November O2 Academy, Glasgow
12 November O2 Academy, Newcastle
13 November Academy, Manchester
14 November O2 Academy, Bristol
16 November Dome, Brighton
17 November Guildhall, Southampton
18 November O2 Academy, Birmingham
20 November Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21 November O2 Academy, Sheffield
22 November Rock City, Nottingham
24 November UEA, Norwich
25 November HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
3 December Savoy, Cork
4 December Olympia, Dublin
5 December Ulster Hall, Belfast

Tickets will be available from and will go on sale this Friday (17 June) at 9am. Head to for more information.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.