Starting in 2003 this British glam rock band burst onto the music scene. There’s was a musical style that we thought had disappeared, but The Darkness has been part of bringing it back. Members of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins (vocals/guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar), Frankie Poullain (bass), and Ed Graham (drums) thrive in the musical genre as their elaborate and energetic live show is up the right alley.
Permission to Land was released in 2003 and sold 1.3 million copies in the UK. In the following year they won three Brit Awards. As often is the case with successful rock bands, the roster has changed over the years. Due to addiction, rehab and just general dissatisfaction different members have come and gone over the years. The band even disbanded for a few years getting back together in 2011.
The release of the third album, Hot Cakes, in 2012 signaled the band’s return with all original members back on board. The even had the opening slot on the European leg of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tour. It seems like making music and touring has once again become a positive thing for The Darkness.
-Date: May 19, 2013
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Mobile
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $43.15 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Free Energy