The band's album 'Permission To Land' hits the Top 100 - and the band are everywhere promoting it...

The Darkness have started their assault on the US charts, making their first appearance in the Top 100 as the highest climbing album of the week.

‘Permission To Land’ hit the Number One spot in the UK during the summer 2003, and in this week jumped from 173 to 92 in the Billboard chart Stateside.

The spandex rockers have started promoting the album in the US, explaining its climb up the charts, and are set to appear on the David Letterman show tonight (January 9).

The band were also due to make an appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York’s Times Square today, according to Music Week magazine.

As previously reported on NME.COM, The Darkness are also trying to break the notoriously hard American market through computer games.

Tracks from the band’s ‘Permission To Land’ are to be used on the soundtrack for the 2004 instalment of the hugely successful John Madden Football series – a move which could prove make or break for the band’s US fortunes.