The Darkness release new album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ to vast critical praise

“Hard-riffing and hysterical, The Darkness still have it”
Metro 4/5

“The only surprising thing about the first concept album by The Darkness is that it has taken them so long to come up with one”
Daily Mail 4/5

“Although it’s a concept album, each of the songs on Easter Is Cancelled stands well on its own”

“For those who like their rock adventurous, Easter may be cancelled but Christmas has come early”
Kerrang! KKKK

“A record of ballsy energetic rock that, even by The Darkness’s standards, is completely bonkers.”
The Telegraph

“Justin Hawkins’ loon metal band’s biblically themed opus. Falsettos and Queen harmonies abound – a blast”
The Guardian

“Fans will love its two fingers up to convention”
Evening Standard

“Easter Is Cancelled often sounds like it could conquer US radio as comprehensively as Def Leppard’s Hysteria”

“Every track here is whip-smart and shout-it-out hooky”
Classic Rock

“Proudly brandishing la flame du rock that so many of their contemporaries are scared to look at, never mind grasp.”
Hot Press

“The band remain phenomenal, joy-inducing songwriters”
Record Collector 4/5

Following their 2017 Top 10 album Pinewood Smile, The Darkness today release the brand new album Easter Is Cancelled through Cooking Vinyl.

The album has gone straight in at No.1 on the iTunes Rock Chart, and No.3 on the iTunes album chart. Easter Has Been Cancelled has been released to swathes of critical praise, their latest single ‘Heart Explodes’ is on the Radio 2 playlist and sees the band on their finest form.

The jaw-dropping quasi-sci-fi magnum opus is available digitally and in full technicolour physical glory as a standard CD, digipak CD with bonus tracks, gatefold LP, limited edition colour vinyl gatefold LP, Picture Disc and Cassette. All formats available here:

The Darkness will be playing Easter Is Cancelled in full, alongside a set of their very greatest hits, on their upcoming headline tour. They will play 19-dates across the UK starting in November, and the shows promise to be incredibly special. The perfomances will reflect the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from The Darkness’ spectacular canon. Tickets are available here.

25th – Cork, Cyrus Avenue
26th – Belfast, Limelight
27th – Dublin, Academy
29th – Nottingham, Rock City **SOLD OUT**

1st – Birmingham, O2 Academy
2nd – Leicester, O2 Academy
3rd – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
5th – Norwich, UEA **SOLD OUT**
6th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange **SOLD OUT**
7th – Bath, Pavilions **SOLD OUT**
9th – Portsmouth, Pyramids
10th – Brighton, Dome
11th – Watford, Colosseum
13th – Manchester Academy
14th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
15th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
17th – York, Barbican
18th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
20th – London, Roundhouse