The Darkness announce new album Motorheart and UK headline tour

The Darkness will be hitting the road with Steve Harris' British Lion later this year in support of new album Motorheart.

The Darkness announce new album Motorheart and UK headline tour
Emily Carter

Lowestoft rock legends The Darkness have announced their brand-new album, Motorheart.

The follow-up to 2019's Easter Is Cancelled is due out on October 15 via Cooking Vinyl, with its lead single arriving in advance next month (a press release promises the LP has "their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock'n'roll extravagance").

On top of that, The Darkness have revealed they'll be hitting the road with Steve Harris' British Lion on the Motorheart tour later this year, taking in 22 venues throughout the UK in November and December.

"The time has come, the walrus said… to put your fookin pants on your head and rock like Satan is eating your private parts with a pointy fork!" announces frontman Justin Hawkins. "Yes, we, The Darkness, are the fuck back on tour, praise Satan’s better half… come and party with us like it’s the last orders at the last chance saloon. Which it may well be, but I wouldn’t like to comment any further on that.

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"Get in kids, it’s The Darkness, wot you knows and luvs, plus British Lion – Steve Harris’ top rock band who are guaranteed to blow your socks straight up your welcoming arses. What a night! Delirium! Outfits, including hats! Denim that smells of hamsters! Who doesn’t want that? See you down the front, connoisseurs of the finest that life has to offer…"

Brace yourselves – and prepare your socks?!

Catch The Darkness and British Lion on the Motorheart UK tour:

November 2021

17 Brighton Dome
19 Margate Winter Gardens
20 Bournemouth O2 Academy
21 Southend Cliffs Pavillion
23 Norwich UEA
24 Cambridge Corn Exchange
26 Reading The Hexagon
27 Cardiff The Great Hall
29 Exeter The Great Hall
30 Guilford G Live

December 2021

2 Liverpool O2 Academy
3 Manchester Academy
4 Hull Bonus Arena
6 Stoke-on-Trent The Victoria
7 Bristol O2 Academy
9 Glasgow Barrowlands
10 Newcastle O2 Academy
11 Leeds O2 Academy
13 Nottingham Rock City
14 Birmingham O2 Academy
16 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
17 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

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