The Darkness Australian Tour, Blues And Roots Festival Announced

The Darkness are set for a national Down Under tour, plus Blues and Roots line up announced.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

The Darkness announced on Thursday that their “Let Them Eat Cakes” world tour will extend Down Under with a four stop national tour.

Come April the British rock band will bring their loud outfits and ridiculous stage presence once again to Australian shores after launching their comeback album Hot Cakes earlier this year.

The Darkness played a number of shows as recently as May this year and made a promise then to return. They’ll make stops in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, playing four shows between the second and sixth of April.

The group enjoyed huge success with their 2003 debut Permission to Land, but split in 2006 after a number of line-up changes. Last year’s over-the-top Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us single marked the return of The Darkness, their first material in seven years.

The Darkness are fresh off a support role to Lady Gaga and will tour North America, Europe, the UK before playing in Australia and finishing with a single New Zealand show.

The West Coast Blues and Roots Festival have announced the 2013 line-up.

The festival will be headlined by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, Iggy and the Stooges and Chris Issak. Other notable acts include Ben Harper, Kitty, Wilco and Daisy and Lewis.

Plant first toured Australia with Led Zeppelin some 40 years ago and was last here in 1996. He has been performing a number of Led Zeppelin songs on his current South American tour, including ‘Friends’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Bron-Y-Aur Stomp’, ‘Gallows Pole’, ‘Four Sticks’, ‘Going to California’, ‘Rock and Roll’, ‘Ramble On’, and ‘Whole Lotta Love’. Expect a new album in the coming months.

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