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The Darkness Announce UK Tour
Laurie Tuffrey , June 12th, 2013 09:24

'Outreach Programme' run set to hit 23 dates across the country

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"Rock-based music band" The Darkness have announced that they'll be hitting the road for a 23-date UK tour later this year.

It's ten years since their debut Permission To Land was released, and as such, they'll be celebrating its anniversary by playing the album in its entirety, as well as tracks from their two subsequent LPs.

They've dubbed the tour the 'Outreach Programme', bringing their bombast to more intimate and far-flung venues than they've played recently.

Interestingly, there's also the promise of a new release ahead of the tour's start in November, with the announcement stating: "a large collection of demos has been amassed thus far, so there's certainly no shortage of raw material to choose from".

Have a look at the dates below, then have a read of our interview with bassist Frankie Poullain from last year, ahead of their last album Hot Cakes' release, and Justin Hawkins' Baker's Dozen, with their ace version of Radiohead's 'Street Spirit' thrown in for good measure.

NOVEMBER
Wed 13 - Electric Ballroom, London
Fri 15 - Pavilion, Bath
Sat 16 - Plymouth University, Plymouth
Sun 17 - Coal Exchange, Cardiff
Tue 19 - Tivoli, Buckley
Wed 20 - Grand Hall, Kilmarnock
Thu 21 - Iron Works, Inverness
Sat 23 - Limelight, Belfast
Sun 24 - Olympia, Dublin
Tue 26 - Engine Shed, Lincoln
Wed 27 - Empire, Middlesborough
Thu 28 - Picturedome, Holmfirth
Fri 29 - Bath Halls, Scunthorpe

DECEMBER
Sun 1 - 53 Degrees, Preston
Mon 2 - Wulfrun, Wolverhampton
Tue 3 - Spa Assembly, Leamington Spa
Fri 6 - Pyramids, Portsmouth
Sat 7 - Concorde 2, Brighton
Sun 8 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Tue 10 - City Hall, Salisbury
Wed 11 - Dorking Halls, Dorking
Thu 12 - O2 Academy, Oxford
Sat 14 - Roadmenders, Northampton
Sun 15 - O2 Academy, Leicester
Mon 16 - UEA, Norwich