THE DARKNESS Announce Australia & New Zealand ‘Motorheart’ Tour October 2022
“Returning a sense of fun to rock’n’roll without ever becoming the joke themselves, they’ve clearly always taken the music extremely seriously… Melodies straight from the Van Halen songbook shine while Queen harmonies elevate” – Classic Rock
Multi-platinum UK rock icons The Darkness will be returning to Australia & New Zealand this October, playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland & Wellington.
Fans can access early bird tickets by signing up prior to pre-sale commencing here. Pre-sale starts Friday, May 13 at 11am local time. General public tickets on sale Tuesday, May 17 at 11am local time.
Brimming with their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock ‘n’ roll extravagance, The Darkness will be operating at their loosest and most extroverted frequency.
Fans will be treated to new songs from the band’s new album Motorheart, along with slaying their award-winning, platinum-selling hit singles including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’– a true spectacle to behold.
With over three million concert tickets sold worldwide, four Top Ten albums, two hundred million streams on Spotify, five Top Ten singles and numerous industry awards and having toured with giants including Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard & KISS, The Darkness are one of the most successful rock bands of the modern era
Many of The Darkness’ biggest songs are now staples of rock radio, sharing airtime with songs by their genetic forerunners, Queen, T-Rex and Cheap Trick.
Justin Hawkins says of their imminent return, “Our last ill fated Antipodean excursion in 2020 was cruelly truncated. We’ve spent 2.5 years deflated. Our appetite for Rock has largely gone unsated. Well, for too long you have waited, to witness the atmosphere created, in the Uk, Ireland, Canada and the Unite Stated, by us, Rock’s most underrated. and I am truly elated to announce that we shall return in October to deliver our solid gold plated ROCK – see you there!”
Watch the Tour trailer video here
‘MOTORHEART’ AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR OCTOBER 2022 Wednesday, Oct 12: Forum, Melbourne Friday, Oct 14: Astor, Perth Saturday, Oct 15: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Sunday, Oct 16: Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tuesday, Oct 18: Kambri, Canberra Wednesday Oct 19: Tivoli, Brisbane Friday, Oct 21: Hunter Lounge, Wellington Saturday, Oct 22: Powerstation, Auckland
Early Bird Ticket Pre-Sale Starts Friday, May 13 @ 11am Local Time Sign Up Here
General Tickets On Sale From Tuesday, May 17 @ 11am Local Time sbmpresents.com
The Darkness are: Justin Hawkins – lead vocals, lead guitar Dan Hawkins – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Frankie Poullain – bass guitar, backing vocals Rufus Taylor – drums, backing vocals