The Darkness drop their first live album this week in the form of Live At Hammersmith, a beauty of a nineteen track collection of some of their finest work over the years. It’s a funny thing that it has taken this band so long to drop their first live album considering their reputation as a live act.
These guys have had their trials and tribulations, but one thing that has been ever consistent has been their live form, outrageous from the off when they arrived on the scene with Permission To Land, The Darkness have never taken their foot off the gas since. Live at Hammersmith is a flawless performance from one of the UK’s finest ever bands that just showcases their strengths with a slick and immaculate recording that is jaw dropping at times.
Hawkin’s banter with the crowd just completes the feel and vibe of being in the room with the lads, feeling the heat off the lights and with a first class production you’d be forgiven to thing you could almost reach out and grab yourself a handful of spandex, if you were so inclined.
If you have been lucky enough to experience The Darkness live at some point this fine collection will come as no surprise to you, if you have yet to have your cherry popped by one of the Hawkins brothers, now’s the time. All your favorites’ and more are here in a sexy little package minus the aforementioned spandex, pity.
Live At Hammersmith is out June 15th via Cookin Vinyl.
Love Is Only A Feeling
One Way Ticket
All The Pretty Girls
Buccaneers Of Hispaniola
Every Inch Of You
Stuck In A Rut
Get Your Hands Off My Woman
Growing On Me
Japanese Prisoner Of Love
Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love
THE DARKNESS ARE
Justin Hawkins – vocals & guitar / Dan Hawkins – guitar /
Frankie Poullain – bass / Rufus Tiger Taylor – drums
The Darkness headlined Hammersmith as part of their extensive Tour De Prance, in support of their latest critically acclaimed Top 10 album Pinewood Smile.The tour saw the band sell out shows across the UK and Europe last year.
The Darkness are hitting the road again in June and will be playing arenas across the UK and Europe in support of The Hollywood Vampires supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Following this they will be supporting Queen at TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow on July 6th and at Dublin’s Marlay Park on July 8th.
THE DARKNESS UK TOUR DATES (W) THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES
16/06 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
17/06 – Manchester, Arena
19/06 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20/06 – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
THE DARKNESS UK TOUR DATES (W) QUEEN
06/07 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
08/07 – Dublin, Marlay Park
THE DARKNESS – LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH
- Open Fire
- Love Is Only A Feeling
- Southern Trains
- Black Shuck
- One Way Ticket
- Givin’ Up
- All The Pretty Girls
- Buccaneers Of Hispaniola
- Friday Night
- Makin’ Out
- Every Inch Of You
- Solid Gold
- Stuck In A Rut
- Get Your Hands Off My Woman
- Growing On Me
- Japanese Prisoner Of Love
- Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
- I Believe In A Thing Called Love