photo: The Darkness at Stubb's in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Over-the-top English rockers The Darkness just announced their return to the States on a tour this spring in support of 2015's The Last of Our Kind. Says frontman Justin Hawkins:

America - we give you the BACK TO THE USSA tour 2016, visiting as many glorious US rock citadels as possible before we return to our secret mountain-top castle to begin creating the next astonishing Darkness record.

The Darkness consists of my brother Dan, Frankie Poullain, Rufus Taylor and I. This is golden-era The Darkness. If music and good times are in your soul, come see us perform live. If you aren't overly bothered about music and/or good times, jog on - there is nothing for you here.

A Darkness show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT!

Much like last year's tour, it'll kick off on the West Coast and make its way to the East Coast, where they'll stop by NYC's Irving Plaza on May 2. Tickets go Citi presale Tuesday (2/23) at 10 AM, LiveNation/Music Geeks presales Wednesday (2/24) at 10 AM and general sale on Friday (2/26) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed below...


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The Darkness - 2016 Tour Dates
April 8 - Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
April 10 - San Diego, CA House of Blues
April 12 - Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theatre
April 13 - Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium
April 15 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
April 16 - Scottsdale, AZ Livewire
April 17 - Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
April 19 - Houston, TX House of Blues
April 20 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
April 21 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues
April 23 - Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
April 24 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
April 26 - Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
April 27 - Chicago, IL House of Blues
April 29 - Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Center
April 30 - Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
May 2 - New York City, NY Irving Plaza
May 3 - Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
May 4 - Boston, Ma Paradise Rock Club

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