The Darkness are today kicking off their mammoth 32-date European and UK ‘Tour De Prance’ in celebration of the release of Pinewood Smile, their highest charting album since 2012, out now through Cooking Vinyl.
This was the first day (of two) of the all new festival from Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 to be held at the O2 Arena in London. It was really the classic rock day of the two with Alice Cooper as the main headline act and his only UK appearance in 2016
STONE FREE FESTIVAL, June 18th / 19th The O2, London… all you need to know
Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to reveal that the multi-award winning, multi-million selling band The Darkness have been added to the lineup at the inaugural STONE FREE FESTIVAL.
As the final day of the Download festival dawns, the sun begins to dry out wet tents and gives hope for a day without puddles and ponchos. With a list of at least 10 must-see bands today, we set a course for the arena..
I was left feeling remarkably surprised by a band that I once had genuine distaste for which is an incredible feeling to be left with, and with that, I applaud The Darkness.
“Muse seem an obvious comparison if only due to a shared love of the surprising, there’s something of classic Queen in the mix but filtered in an altogether more vital and contemporary manner….one you’ll want to follow this year” KKKK Kerrang!
Seriously folks, if this is the future of rock ‘n’ roll, then finally we can all get excited again, because this sort of stuff I would listen to everyday without a problem. Within the first two songs of this album I could hear elements of bands like QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN, BAD COMPANY and some more modern influences like MIKA, THE DARKNESS and THE KILLERS…