Posted in music | tour dates on February 1, 2012

by Bill Pearis

The Darkness

The Darkness have just released their first new material in seven years, in the form of single "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" which is not, thankfully, a cover of the Starship song. It is however, and probably goes without saying, a rocker and reasonably restrained, at least compared to The Darkness' second album. And pretty good! You can download the single for free at the band's website and watch its cool, animated video at the bottom of this post.

The single is timed to coincide with the launch of The Darkness' North American tour that kicks off tonight in Toronto. While their show at Irving Plaza on Saturday night (2/4) is sold out, the band added a second Irving show on Monday (2/6) to which tickets are still available. All Darkness tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

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The Darkness - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us

The Darkness - 2012 Tour Dates
2/1 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix - SOLD OUT
2/3 - Boston @ Paradise Rock Club - SOLD OUT
2/4 - New York @ Irving Plaza - SOLD OUT
2/6 - New York @ Irving Plaza
2/7 - Philadelphia @ Trocadero
2/8 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
2/10 - Detroit @ St Andrew's Hall - SOLD OUT
2/11 - Chicago @ Metro - SOLD OUT
2/12 - Minneapolis @ First Avenue
2/15 - Denver @ Summit
2/17 - Las Vegas @ House of Blues
2/18 - Phoenix @ Celebrity Theatre
2/19 - Los Angeles @ House of Blues - Sunset Strip - SOLD OUT
2/21 - San Francisco @ Fillmore
2/23 - Portland @ Roseland Theater
2/24 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
2/25 - Seattle @ Neptune Theater

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Comments (33)

This will be better than GNR!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:20 PM

2:20 - it's the original lineup, so it already is

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:32 PM

i'm so fucking psyched for this show

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:42 PM

You have to be an a reayl big tool to be psyched about this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:57 PM

Well consider me a REAYL big tool? whatever that means!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:02 PM

A big tool, huh? Sure it will be a big tool onstage and he will shread the sht out of the guuuuuuuuuuittttar!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:09 PM

I actually like the video. I'm interested to see what the album sounds like. The Darkness were not missed in the music scene but I think that they will be welcomed back with open arms.

Posted by Really? | February 1, 2012 3:14 PM

"The Darkness were not missed in the music scene but I think that they will be welcomed back with open arms.
Posted by Really? | February 1, 2012 3:14 PM"

Seriously, Really?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:20 PM

if you don't find humor and fun in what the darkness is doing, don't bother! who wants boring dipshits like you around, anyway?!

Posted by "an a reayl big tool" | February 1, 2012 3:33 PM

Hey 2:57, I wanna banish you from whence you came.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:36 PM

2:32- you wouldn't even know the original lineup if you saw them. except for the junkie lead singer maybe

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:38 PM

"There is only one 'The Darkness' "
Charlie Murphy

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:47 PM

New single is very Queen esq sounding

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 6:09 PM

Snags ticket to sold out show, hears that thing called love song, leaves, on way out sells ticket to person outside "they didn't play that one song yet right?" "Nope"

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 6:13 PM

^umm get your hands off my woman?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 6:27 PM

i have to take a shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 7:13 PM

Their first album is nearly perfect

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 7:23 PM

Didn't lemmy (from motorhead) make the lead singer piss his pants when he confronted him at a bar!?.


Yeah real psyched!

Posted by AstralForest | February 1, 2012 8:00 PM

Dancin on a Friday night

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 9:34 PM

Monday cycling
Tuesday gymnastics
Dancing on a Friday night
I got Bridge Club on Wednesday
Archery on Thursday
Dancing on a Friday night

With you...with you

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 10:16 PM

the new single's really growing on me

Posted by heh | February 2, 2012 9:59 AM

"Their first album is nearly perfect" ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:27 AM

8:00,

Seriously? I gotta look that up. To be fair, I'd probably piss my pants if Lemmy confronted me at a bar as well.

Really excited for this show as well. Foxy Shazam will be a fun opener. Will be miles better than that terrible Chairlift show I saw last month...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:42 AM

What I recall is that Lemmy said he didn't much like the Darkness, or Justin's singing, I don't remember. Justin retaliated and they were then "fighting."

Apparently Dave Grohl got the two of them together at a bar and they sorted it out, probably getting hammered together. This was a long time ago when Justin was doing a TON of coke, so who the fuck knows. More importantly, who cares? Sat is going to ROCK! Haters can suck it...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:27 AM

Nice setlist in the review too! Lots of new stuff, all of Permission to Land...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 12:53 PM

I'm so there! Right up front, stare 'em down... you know the rest.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 1:46 PM

Sweet, as if I couldn't be more excited for this show. Fuckin A, whoo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 1:55 PM

Sweet, as if I couldn't be more excited for this show. Fuckin A, whoo!

Posted by Souq | February 13, 2012 6:21 AM

Apparently Dave Grohl got the two of them together at a bar and they sorted it out, probably getting hammered together. This was a long time ago when Justin was doing a TON of coke, so who the fuck knows. More importantly, who cares? Sat is going to ROCK! Haters can suck it...

Posted by games | February 23, 2012 3:25 PM

Let us all wrestle with the darkness...

Posted by lawsuit | April 22, 2012 5:36 AM

Sweet, as if I couldn't be more excited for this show. Fuckin A, whoo!

Posted by MelissaCulii | November 13, 2012 6:11 AM

big fan of the darkness

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 7:16 PM

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