The jaunt now includes a big London show at Brixton Academy...

The Darkness have added new dates to their forthcoming tour of UK and Ireland.

Following their triumphant supporting slot over the weekend (August 1-3) at Robbie Williams ‘ Knebworth shows, the rockers have extended their tour by a further six gigs.

The Mercury Music Prize-nominated band will play the first of the new dates at Plymouth Pavillions on December 3, and includes a big London show at Brixton Academy on December 5.

The tour will now call at:

Dublin Vicar Street (October 2)

Keele University (3)

Cardiff Solus (5)

Bristol Academy (6)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (8)

Leeds Metropolitan University (9)

Sheffield University (10)

Nottingham Rock City (12)

Norwich UEA (13)

Glasgow Barrowlands (15)

Newcastle University (16)

Manchester Academy 2 (17)

Liverpool Academy 2 (18)

Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall (20)

Portsmouth Pyramids (21)

London Hammersmith Apollo (22)

Plymouth Pavillions (December 3)

Bournemouth International Centre (4)

London Brixton Academy (5)

Birmingham Academy (8)

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (9)

Manchester Carling Apollo (10)

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