Darkness singer buys his own album

Justin Hawkins buys back new record after finding it online

Justin Hawkins has bought back a copy of the new album by The Darkness after finding it on sale online.

The singer says he paid £350 for a copy of his own band’s new record in an attempt to stop it leaking online. ’One Way Ticket To Hell…And Back’ isn’t released until November 28.

He told the BBC: “I’ve bought our own album back off this character who’s selling it on eBay. It cost me £350 and it’s going to be a tenner when it’s in the shops – with artwork.

“It’s encoded so we’ll have a name and a number – so we’ll know which disc it is, who distributed it and who they distributed it to. And that person is going to go down. He is either going to get some sort of legal intervention or he certainly won’t receive an album from our record company ever again.”

The band will release their comeback single ‘One Way Ticket’ on November 14.

A tour is also planned for next year, with dates at: Dublin Point (February 4)

Belfast Odyssey Arena (5)

London Alexandra Palace (7-8)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (11)

Glasgow SECC (12)

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (13)

Manchester MEN Arena (18)

Birmingham NEC (19)

Nottingham Arena (20)

Brighton Centre (21)

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on November 11 at 9am

For availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.