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The Darkness’ debut album Permission To Land was the debut LP that shot The Darkness to fame in 2003. Having pipped the top spot on the UK Album Chart with sales of over 1.5 million, Permission To Land led to the band supporting Metallica on their Summer Sanitarium Tour that took place in 2003, not to mention a number of headline gigs for the band themselves.
The year after the release of Permission To Land, The Darkness won three BRIT Awards for Best Album, Best Rock Group and Best Group, before also winning further awards from Kerrang! The Darkness’ most notable single by a country mile was the single from the debut album, I Believe In A Thing Called Love, however the band also had success with their 2003 Christmas single, Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End), both of which narrowly missed the top spot at number 2.
After lead singer Justin Hawkins left the band in 2006, The Darkness reunited in 2011, which was followed with the release of the bands third studio album Hot Cakes, leading to several headline slots at UK festivals and a spot supporting Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Tour. The Darkness’ most recent album Last Of Our Kind is due to be released on June 1st of this year after the band began working on the album in 2014 with the son of Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor joining the band as their percussionist.
The newly announced 2015 UK Tour will see The Darkness playing up and down the country from June to December with shows in London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford. On the 9th of December however, The Darkness will be coming to Leeds to showcase their new album and classic tracks at The O2 Academy.
Minimum Age Restriction: 8
Under 14’s Must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times and must purchase a balcony seat
Under 25’s require Photo ID to purchase alcohol.