The Darkness aim to close 2020 with a message of goodwill to all, via the medium of a December live gig and stream from London’s Indigo at The O2.
The quartet’s show will take place on December 18 at 8pm (GMT), and will be recorded for a live album, Streaming of a White Christmas, scheduled for April 2021, in partnership with Live Here Now.
“Ok, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter. And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah?,” says Justin Hawkins. “Christmas is coming, and nothing says Joy and Surprise like The Darkness, rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year, live to you from the IndigO2 in London Town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and Rock Music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.
“Expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event – check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally – let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”
In addition to the virtual live-stream, VIP ticket options are available. Tier 1 is offering front rows seats at the show, sound check access with a band Q&A, a chance to meet the band and a signed art show poster. Tier 2 allows access to the sound check and Q&A. There is also a Virtual VIP option allowing online access to the sound check and advance submission of questions for the Q&A, which will be selected at random on show day.
In additional festive news, The Darkness have teamed up with Signature Brew to create their own bitter, Bells End.
“We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time,” says guitarist Dan Hawkins. “Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintry beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”
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- The Darkness - One Way Ticket - UK - 7" picture disc - £8.99, $11.24, €10.61 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2022 14:16)on May 18, 2022 at 5:22 pm
THE DARKNESS One Way Ticket (2005 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also includes a previously unreleased live recording of Grief Hammer. The disc is in BRAND NEW unplayed condition issued in the sticker-sealed clear PVCsleeve with artwork backing insert! DARK04)
- The Darkness - Motorheart - 180 Gram Black Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $33.74, €31.85 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2021 11:23)on May 18, 2022 at 5:22 pm
THE DARKNESS Motorheart (2021 UK/EU limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180-gram Black Vinyl, includes Jussy's Girl, Motorheart and It's Love, Jim. Picture sleeve with illustrated artwork by Chiara Massoni, hype sticker & factory sealed)
- The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - Sealed - UK - shaped picture disc - £19.99, $24.99, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 28-Oct-2021 11:32)on May 18, 2022 at 5:22 pm
THE DARKNESS Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) (2003 UK limited edition Shaped 7" Picture Disc, including the previously unreleased I Love You 5 Times. Housed in a clear PVC sleeve sealed with its title sticker, complete with picture insert. A recent warehouse find, this is brand new old stock, showing light signs of storage and still sealed & unplayed. A Christmas essential!)
- The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling - Heart Shaped Sleeve - UK - CD single - Promo - £5.24, $6.55, €6.18 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2021 16:54)on May 18, 2022 at 5:22 pm
THE DARKNESS Love Is Only A Feeling (Superb 2004 UK 1-track promo CD in a deluxe fold out heart shaped sleeve with track title stencilled in purple ink on the front. CD is sealed inside and follows the unusual style that the 'Darkness' areknownfor. Essential for any collector SAM00932)
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