Legendary noughties rock act The Darkness have just announced a reunion tour including Irish dates at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Saturday December 3rd 2011 & The Ulster Hall , Belfast on December 4th.Following a string of triumphant warm-up shows (the roof of Shepherd’s Bush Empire reportedly eventually found floating in Chelsea Harbour in the early hours of the morning), and the band’s full-blown main stage ‘comeback’ show at this year’s Download festival, The Darkness make their return to touring with an extensive UK & Ireland run in November 2011. This is the original line-up’s first tour since 2005, and the largest selection of British & Irish venues the band has performed in on one tour since they were still riding around in a clapped-out transit van.

When the band released their debut album ‘Permission To Land’ in 2003 they exploded into the public’s consciousness with a fresh and exciting sound, look and attitude.

Playing every show as if they were headlining Wembley Stadium they embraced the classic rock sounds of the 70’s and 80’s and gave it a unique updated sound for the new millennium.

Countless chart hits followed, 3 Brit Awards, millions of albums sales and sold out tours (including a headline slot at Ireland’s Oxegen festival) before they called it a day in 2006.

After Download this weekend the band will play several European festivals before returning to concentrate on finishing their third album … do hold your breath!

Tickets priced €25 including booking fee go on sale Friday June 17th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and
3 December CORK Savoy
4 December DUBLIN Olympia
5 December BELFAST Ulster Hall

8 November LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
9 November EDINBURGH, HMV Picture House 0844 847 1740
10 November GLASGOW, O2 Academy 08444 999 990
12 November NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
13 November MANCHESTER, Academy 0161 832 1111
14 November BRISTOL, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
16 November BRIGHTON, Dome 0844 477 2000
17 November SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall 023 8063 2601
18 November BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
20 November CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
21 November SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
22 November NOTTINGHAM, Rock City 0845 413 4444
24 November NORWICH, UEA 01603 508 050
25 November LONDON, HMV Hammersmith Apollo 0844 844 4748