Cheeky riffmongers The Darkness will release new album Pinewood Smile on October 6 via Cooking Vinyl. You can check out three songs off the record -- "Solid Gold," "All the Pretty Girls," and "Southern Trains" -- all of which are over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek and catchy, in distinctive Darkness fashion. Listen below.

The Darkness will be bringing their "Tour de Prance" to North America in Spring 2018 and have two NYC-area shows: Brooklyn Steel on April 20 and NJ's Starland Ballroom on April 21. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10 AM with various presales beginning Wednesday (9/17) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below.

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The Darkness - 2018 North American leg of Tour de Prance:
3/29 Los Angeles, CA @The Fonda Theatre
3/30 Las Vegas, NV @Brooklyn Bowl
3/31 San Francisco, CA @Regency Ballroom
4/2 Portland, OR @Crystal Ballroom
4/3 Seattle, WA @Showbox
4/4 Vancouver, BC @Vogue Theatre
4/6 Salt Lake City, UT @The Complex
4/7 Englewood, CO @Gothic Theatre
4/8 Kansas City, MO @The Truman
4/10 Milwaukee, WI @Turner Hall Ballroom
4/11 Chicago, IL @Park West
4/13 Detroit, MI @Majestic Theatre
4/14 Cleveland, OH @Agora Ballroom
4/15 Toronto, ON @The Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/17 Montreal, QC @Corona Theatre
4/18 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero Theatre
4/20 Brooklyn, NY @Brooklyn Steel
4/21 Sayreville, NJ @Starland Ballroom
4/22 Boston, MA @Royale
4/24 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live!
4/25 Norfolk, VA @The NorVa
4/27 Charlotte, NC @The Underground
4/28 Atlanta, GA @Terminal West
4/30 New Orleans, LA @Civic Theatre
5/1 Austin, TX @Emo’s
5/2 Dallas, TX @South Side Music Hall