Posted in music | tour dates on July 24, 2012

The Darkness have announced details of their third album, Hot Cakes, which will be out August 21 on Wind-Up Records. You can check out the cover art for the album below, which fits right in with the band's over-the-top style. In addition to "Everybody Have a Good Time" and "Nothin's Gonna Stop Us" which have already seen the light of day, Hot Cakes also includes a studio recording of The Darkness' take on Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" which has been a live favorite for years. You can stream it over at Pitchfork, and check out the full tracklist for the album below.

The Darkness were last in NYC back in May for a two-night stand at Irving Plaza. No new American Dates have been announced as of yet but the band are about to start a fairly massive European tour opening for Lady Gaga. All those dates are listed below.


Hot Cakes

The Darkness - Hot Cakes tracklist:
01 Every Inch of You
02 Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
03 With a Woman
04 Keep Me Hangin' On
05 Living Each Day Blind
06 Everybody Have a Good Time
07 She Just a Girl, Eddie
08 Forbidden Love
09 Concrete
10 Street Spirit (Fade Out)
11 Love Is Not the Answer
12 I Can't Believe It's Not Love (Acoustic Demo) [Bonus]
13 Love Is Not the Answer (Acoustic Demo) [Bonus]
14 Pat Pong Ladies (Demo Mix) [Bonus]
15 Cannonball (Long Version) [Bonus]

The Darkness - 2012 Tour Dates (opening for Lady Gaga)
Tue 8/14 Sofia, Bulgaria Vasil Levski National Stadium
Thu 8/16 Bucharest, Romania Arena Nationala Stadium
Sat 8/18 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle  
Tue 8/21 Vilnius, Lithuania Vingis Park  
Thu 8/23 Riga, Latvia Mezaparks  
Sat 8/25 Tallinn Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Mon 8/27 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena  
Thu 8/30 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe  
Sun 9/2 Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium  
Tue 9/4 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena  
Wed 9/5 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena  
Sat 9/8 London, UK Twickenham  
Sun 9/9 London, UK Twickenham  
Tue 9/11 Manchester, UK Evening News Arena  
Wed 9/12 Glasgow, Scotland The ABC       **Headlining show  
Sat 9/15 Dublin. Ireland Aviva Stadium  
Mon 9/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome   
Tue 9/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome   
Sat 9/22 Paris, France Stade de France  
Mon 9/24 Hannover, Germany TUI Arena  
Wed 9/26 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion  
Thu 9/27 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion  
Sat 9/29 Wilrijk, Belgium Sportpaleis   
Sat 9/29 Wilrijk, Belgium Sportpaleis   
Tue 10/2 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum  
Thu 10/4 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
Sat 10/6 Barcelona, Spain Palau St Jordi  
Mon 10/8 Madrid, Spain La Riviera **Headlining show  
Fri 11/30 Johannesburg, South Africa FNB Stadium  
Mon 12/3 Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town Stadium



Comments (12)

That's a pretty mean leg stretch that guy's got going on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 6:01 PM

Someone's been studying up on old Ohio Players record covers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 6:02 PM

Opening for Gaga...oye

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 9:49 AM

Those Irving shows were in February. Not May.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 10:00 AM


Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 3:06 PM

really excited for the new album by the darkness. it's been a while since I heard new stuff from them! check out their new video on the website too- good stuff

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Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 4:21 PM

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