Authentic The Darkness signed Easter is Cancelled CD Cover. Signed in black marker pen by the band. CD is included.
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The Darkness signed Easter is Cancelled CD Cover
Authentic The Darkness signed Easter is Cancelled CD Cover. Signed in black marker pen by the band. CD also included.
The Darkness are a British rock band formed in Lowestoft, England, in 2000. The band consists of Justin Hawkins (lead vocals, lead guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums, backing vocals).
The Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003. Backed by the singles “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Growing on Me”, “Get Your Hands off My Woman”, and “Love Is Only a Feeling”, the album certified quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 1.3 million. In 2004 the band won three Brit Awards: Best British Group, Best British Rock Act, and Best British Album.
After extensive touring in support of their debut album, Poullain left the band in 2005; and replaced by former guitar technician Richie Edwards. The band’s second studio album, One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back, released in November 2005. The following year, Justin Hawkins departed from the band; after successfully completing a course of rehabilitation from alcohol and cocaine abuse. As a result, the remaining members formed Stone Gods,; and continued to perform and record without Hawkins, who subsequently fronted his own project, Hot Leg.
On 15 March 2011, The Darkness announced reunion shows, with original bassist Frankie Poullain; including Download Festival 2011, and the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. Their third album, Hot Cakes, released on 20 August 2012. Original drummer Ed Graham then left the band; feeling the strain of touring, affecting his personal life, in which he had pressing issues. In 2015 a fourth studio album announced, entitled Last of Our Kind, which released on 2 June 2015. A fifth album, Pinewood Smile, released on 6 October 2017 and one year later on 15 June 2018 a live album, Live at Hammersmith, also released. Their sixth studio album, Easter Is Cancelled released on 4 October 2019.
After the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to their world tour in 2020, the band wound up the year with a one-off streamed live show titled “Streaming of a White Christmas”, which also recorded as a new live album and slated released on CD and vinyl in June 2021.
On 4 June 2021, the band announced their seventh studio album Motorheart released on 15 October 2021 with an extensive UK tour through November and December 2021.
Easter Is Cancelled (2019–2021)
In 2019, The Darkness released their latest album Easter Is Cancelled on 4 October 2019 through Cooking Vinyl. Easter Is Cancelled became the band’s fourth UK Top 10 album and topped the Official Charts Top 40 Rock And Metal Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart, while the record has achieved over 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
The album released to a generally positive response from music critics while the previous singles “Heart Explodes” and “Rock and Roll Deserves to Die” proved a radio hit on the playlists of Radio 2, Absolute, Kerrang and more. The comedic video for “Rock and Roll Deserves to Die” has also individually surpassed 1 million views.
In January 2020, the Darkness released a new video for “In Another Life” which featured model Abbey Clancy. The track then made the BBC Radio 2 B-List.
The band commenced their UK tour of the Easter Is Cancelled album on 25 November 2019 in Ireland, culminating on 20 December at London’s Roundhouse.
In 2020, the band attempted a worldwide tour across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. The tour abruptly ended in Adelaide, Australia on 15 March as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders set in. The band returned to the UK for occasional shows and live streams where possible; with an aim to reschedule the remainder of the postponed New Zealand and North American dates in the future.