The Yanks go mad for 'Permission To Land'...

The Darkness‘s debut album ‘PERMISSION TO LAND’ has reached gold status in America.

The album has sold over 500,000 copies in the States, and much of their forthcoming tour of the country is sold out, reports the BBC

The band, who have sold 1.2 million copies of the album in the UK, also reached number two in the Napster and Apple iTunes download chart with single ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’.

Welsh metallers Lostprophets also fared well Stateside this week, with their second album ‘Start Something’ entering the US charts at 33.

For more on Lostprophets, see this week’s NME, out now.