MUSIC NEWS: The Darkness Announce Additional Dates ForPermission To Land 20 Tour
The Darkness have announced additional dates for their Permission To Land 20 tour, after selling out the original shows in less than three days.
“We, The Darkness, are delighted to announce that we’ll be hitting the road in the UK once again,” frontman Justin Hawkins previously commented. “To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Permission to Land, our set will include every song from our debut album faithfully reproduced (with additional clam notes and meanderings) in the order in which they appear on the record. We’ll also play all of your favourite Darkness songs from the rest of our illustrious and tipsy turvy career. It will be the best show you’ll see this year. I should know, I’m the singer and also a YouTube music expert.”
Full dates for the tour are as follows:
Sat 2nd – BELFAST – Telegraph Building SOLD OUT
Sun 3rd – DUBLIN – 3Olympia Theatre SOLD OUT
Tue 5th – EDINBURGH – O2 Academy NEW SHOW ADDED
Thu 7th – NEWCASTLE – O2 City Hall NEW SHOW ADDED
Fri 8th – NORWICH – UEA SOLD OUT
Sat 9th – LONDON – The Roundhouse SOLD OUT
Mon 11th – GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Tue 12th – MANCHESTER – New Century Hall SOLD OUT
Thu 14th – BRISTOL – Beacon SOLD OUT
Fri 15th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City SOLD OUT
Sat 16th – WOLVERHAMPTON – The Wulfrun at The Halls SOLD OUT
Mon 18th – LEEDS – O2 Academy NEW SHOW ADDED
Tue 19th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City NEW SHOW ADDED
Wed 20th – BRIGHTON – Dome NEW SHOW ADDED
Fri 22nd – LONDON – The Roundhouse NEW SHOW ADDED
Tickets for the new shows go on general sale at 9am BST on 14th July 2023, available HERE.
The Darkness have also announced details of an expanded edition of Permission To Land, due for release on 6th October 2023 via Warner Music.
The special 4CD/1DVD release includes the full original album, rare B-sides, bonus unreleased demos, as well as live albums from their iconic shows at London’s Astoria (2003), Knebworth (in support of Robbie Williams in 2003) and Wembley Arena (2004). A 2CD edition with a reduced track listing is also available.
Footage of the Knebworth and Astoria shows are captured on the DVD, as well as the music videos for their hit singles including I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Get Your Hands Off My Woman, Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) and more. There is also a History Of The Darkness documentary plus various behind the scenes footage and outtakes from the Permission To Land era.
Permission To Land… Again will also be released on 5LP vinyl, which mirrors the 4CD track listing. The original 1LP vinyl, which has long been out of print since the original pressing in 2003, has now been made available to purchase once again, alongside a new special blue/black marbled limited edition colour variant.
Pre-order your copy of the release HERE.