Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at 170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May @170 Russell, Melbourne (18+). Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! Just go to: http://selecttouring.com.au/tours/the-darkness/
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‘’BLAST OF OUR KIND Tour ’’
BRISBANE 2015 – DATE CHANGE:
SHOW MOVED TO SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER
UK rock heroes The Darkness are distraught to announce that they have been banned from performing on the same day as AC/DC in Brisbane. City Health and Safety executives have decreed that the sheer power released into the atmosphere if the two bands were permitted to play at the same time would create TOO MUCH ROCK, threatening the city’s foundations and causing buildings to crumble like dog biscuits in the rain.
Furthermore, military law will be implemented, and security services will patrol the suburbs and schools confiscating riffs and power chords from the kids, in case rock readings go into the red.
The Darkness IN NO WAY condones this State-led anti-rockism. Buildings were made to crumble like dog biscuits in the rain. Riffs and power chords were born to rock free. This is our electric destiny!
But The Man has won this time. We sadly proclaim that our Brisbane show at the glorious Tivoli will be brought forward from Thursday 12th November to Sunday 8th November. All tickets will be valid for the new date, and refunds available if you are busy singing in the church choir that day. It goes without saying that AC/DC’s representatives were keen to move their show, but The Darkness are Gentlemen of Rock and would not hear of it.
Luckily, every cloud has a silver lining. Rock fans who accidentally pressed the wrong button and bought AC/DC tickets instead of The Darkness tickets will now be able to witness both mighty events! IN YOUR FACE, The Man….
Rock On Brisbane!
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THE DARKNESS, multi award winning, multi-million selling megaband formed in 2000 by The Brothers Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and (now departed) Ed Graham have had good years and bad. And some years where they didn’t actually do anything. This year is a good’un, because THE DARKNESS are back with their brand new fourth album Last of Our Kind, released in June 2015 and a new drummer Rufus Taylor (son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor), now they are back for an Australian Tour!
Photographer: Maria de Vera
Photographer: Maria de Vera
NOFX formed in Los Angeles back in 1983, a helluva year for new bands and one that gave birth to Alcatrazz, Trixter, White Lion, and any number of bands that are completely defunct and irrelevant in this day and age. That alone says something about NOFX‘s enduring popularity. Maybe they lasted this long because they were forged in the same fiery furnaces of the L.A. hardcore scene that gave us Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Germs and Descendents. NOFX sharpened their teeth in that tumultuous talent pool until they joined forces with Epitaph in 1989 and went on to release a string of crucial punk records. Their first major breakthrough came in the form of 1990’s Ribbed, still a fan favorite, followed up by now-classics White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean and Punk in Drublic, the latter selling well over a million copies. That was a wildly successful decade for NOFX as the band popularized the Warped Tour and was the flagship band for the skate/surf/snow culture of the 1990’s.
Tour dates & tickets below…
|After a busy few months of writing and recording tracks in a studio in North London, Frank Turner emerges with details of his forthcoming album, plus dates for an Australian solo tour, after a hugely successful run of shows with The Revival Tour early last year.
Folk/punk hero (and NME Award nominee for Best Solo Artist) Frank will release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘England Keep My Bones’ on 6th June 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings for UK and Ireland and on 7th June 2011 through Epitaph Records for the rest of the world.