MUSIC NEWS: The Darkness Announce ‘Lockdown Live: Streaming of a White Christmas, with The Darkness’

The Darkness have announced they will be performing a socially distanced live concert, Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas, with The Darkness, which will also be streamed. The event will take place at Indigo at The O2 on 18th December 2020 at 8pm GMT/9PM CEST/3PM EST/12PM PST.

The show will be recorded for the band’s forthcoming live album Streaming Of A White Christmas, which will be released in April 2021 following their October 2019 album Easter Is Cancelled.

Fans can expect a setlist full of The Darkness hits, Christmas surprises and fan-favourites. Speaking about the show, frontman Justin Hawkins says: “Ok, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter. And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah? Christmas is coming, and nothing says Joy and Surprise like The Darkness, rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year, live to you from the IndigO2 in London Town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and Rock Music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.”

He continues, “expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event – check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally – let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”

If you’re going to be watching The Darkness from home, they have the perfect drink for you to accompany your night. They band have teamed up with Signature Brew to create a special seasonal bitter, Bells End. Guitarist Dan Hawkins says: “The tasting session for Bells End went well, it was a big night and we tried every ale that we could think of. We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time. Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintry beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.” 

You can get yours from HERE.

VIP ticket options are available for Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas, with The Darkness with social distancing measures adhered to. There are packages offering front row tickets, soundcheck access and also virtual VIP options available. Be sure to wear your best Christmas themed fancy dress to get into the festive spirit for the show! Pre-sale tickets are on sale HERE on 25th November 2020 at 9am GMT. General sale tickets will be available HERE on Friday 27th November 2020. 

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