The Darkness announces 2020 Easter Is Cancelled tour
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The Darkness is heading out to perform at venues across North America this spring. The UK native metal band is touring to support their new album Easter Is Cancelled, that dropped in October 2019. The group will play the album live in its entirety on the tour.

The Easter Is Cancelled Tour will kick off in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The tour will stop at multiple U.S. cities including Portland (Tickets), Seattle (Tickets), San Francisco (Tickets), Los Angeles (Tickets), Birmingham (Tickets), Nashville (Tickets), New Orleans (Tickets), Boston (Tickets) and more.

Presales for select shows start on Jan. 15 and tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Jan. 17. A limited number of premium seating options will also be available to purchase for select shows.

The Darkness consists of frontman Justin Hawkins, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Rufus Taylor. Fans of the UK native rockers eagerly awaited the arrival of new music from the band. Easter Is Cancelled followed the 2017 album Pinewood Smile. The new record topped the UK Rock and Metal chart and hit the Top 10 on the all-genre UK Albums chart.

In 2019, the glam rockers released three singles from the album, including the lead single “Rock and Roll Deserves To Die,” “Heart Explodes,” and the title track. To kick off the new decade The Darkness released the next single, “In Another Life,” on Jan. 8 along with its music video.

In a press release about the upcoming tour, the band promises that the live shows will “reflect the grand scope and vision of the new album alongside the band’s spectacular canon.” This means fan can also expect to hear plenty of their favorite past hits as well.

Frontman Justin Hawkins teased an exciting set of live shows to North American fans in the same statement saying, “We cancelled Easter and now we are going to cancel your souls – let’s reboot together in the epiphany that only 150% pure adrenalin can bring. You are me, I am you, and music is the river that will carry us to our destiny.”

Overall, fans of The Darkness should get ready to rock!

The Darkness 2020 Easter Is Cancelled Tour Dates
April 13 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
April 14 - Calgary, AB - The Palace Theater
April 15 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
April 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (Tickets)
April 18 - Seattle, WA – Showbox (Tickets)
April 21 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom (Tickets)
April 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo (Tickets)
April 24 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory – North Park
April 25 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
April 28 - Houston, TX - The Studio at Warehouse Live
April 29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
May 1 - Concord, SC - Epicenter Festival*
May 2 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival*
May 3 - Birmingham, AL – Saturn (Tickets)
May 5 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom (Tickets)
May 6 - New Orleans, LA - Republic NOLA (Tickets)
May 8 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 9 - Daytona Beach, FL - Welcome To Rockville* 
May 11 - Boston, MA – Royale (Tickets)
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer (Tickets)
May 13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall (Tickets)
May 15 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
May 16 Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival*
May 17 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater (Tickets)
May 19 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
May 20 Kansas City, MO – Truman
May 22 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
May 23 Chicago, IL - Park Wes

*Festival dates, not headlining shows

Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.