The Darkness announce three Download warm-up shows - ticket details

Band to warm up in Norwich, Leamington and London

The Darkness announce three Download warm-up shows - ticket details

Photo: PA

The Darkness have announced three warm-up shows for their appearance at Download Festival this summer - which will be their first gigs since summer 2006.

The Lowestoft hair metallers announced that they were reuniting earlier this year. They will play the Norwich Waterfront on June 5, the Leamington Spa Assembly on June 6 and London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on June 8.

Tickets for the Leamington and London gigs will only be available to those who already have a Download Festival ticket. Norwich tickets will go on sale to the public, although the on-sale date has not been announced yet.

The band play second headline to Def Leppard on June 10: the first day of Download Festival. The festival's organiser Andy Copping has said the band's set will be "a concise hour, with all the hits."

The Darkness have reunited with their full original line-up, with brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Ed Graham in the set-up.

To check the availability of The Darkness tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction
The Charlatans preview new music at intimate London gig
Orbital announce split, Paul Hartnoll to release solo album as 8:58

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM