East-Anglian classic pop rockers THE DARKNESS are to undertake a lengthy UK & Ireland tour to round off their 2013. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album ‘Permission To Land’ – which featured the classics – ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman’ and ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ and garnered the band 3 Brit Awards – they will play the record in full alongside their hits from the subsequent two top ten albums ‘One Way Ticket To Hell And Back’ and last year’s ‘Hot Cakes’.

Taking in some of the less-frequently-visited parts of the UK, the band have dubbed the tour something of an 'Outreach Programme'. Shows in some major cities are included in the run, but you will note that these events will happen in rooms that can be safely described as ‘intimate’ compared to March's tour of large city halls across the UK.

Having played some smaller North American dates following those March shows (not to mention 2012's tour of stadia and arenas with Lady Gaga), the band was reminded how much they enjoyed the sweat and heat of the ‘club show’ environment, and so the idea for this tour was born.

NOVEMBER

13 LONDON Electric Ballroom
15 BATH Pavilion
16 PLYMOUTH Uni
17 CARDIFF Coal Exchange
19 BUCKLEY Tivoli
20 KILMARNOCK Grand Hall
21 INVERNESS Iron Works
23 BELFAST Limelight
24 DUBLIN Olympia
26 LINCOLN Engine Shed
27 MIDDLESBROUGH Empire
28 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
29 SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall


DECEMBER

01 PRESTON 53 Degrees
02 WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun
03 LEAMINGTON Spa Assembly
06 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
07 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
08 FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
10 SALISBURY City Hall
11 DORKING Hall
12 OXFORD O2 Academy
14 NORTHAMPTON Roadmenders
15 LEICESTER O2 Academy
16 NORWICH UEA