MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
WITH A SOLD-OUT SHOW IN TORONTO
THE DARKNESS are coming!
The multi-platinum British group has reunited and is ready to storm North America with their electrifying and outrageous rock n’ roll. On Wednesday, February 1, THE DARKNESS–original members JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–will debut “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us,” their first new song in six years. The song and video will premiere on www.RollIingStone.com at 9:00 AM EST and be available on the band’s official site www.theactualdarkness.com. Fans have waited patiently since THE DARKNESS last released material in 2006, and “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” will be available for free as a “Thank you” for all who’ve supported the band with sold-out tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The video for the song was created by artist Thom Lessner and director Ted Passon–and it was worth the wait. Check out a sneak-peek of the artwork here:
Also on February 1, THE DARKNESS kick-off their first North American tour since 2004 to a sold-out crowd in Toronto and wrapping February 25 in Seattle; the dates are below, with the majority of them sold-out in advance. After winning three prestigious BRIT Awards, rocking sold-out crowds across the globe and selling millions of records worldwide, the group has established quite a formidable legacy in less than a decade. The new tour features all the guitar mastery and electrifying performances that THE DARKNESS are well-known for. The group will perform music from 2003’s multi-platinum album Permission To Land, including favorites “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”; 2005’s One-Way Ticket To Hell And Back with “One Way Ticket” and “Is It Just Me?”; as well as several new songs off their forthcoming yet-to-be-titled third album.
Watch THE DARKNESS performing “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” with Queen guitarist Brian May at their sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show this past November 2011.
THE DARKNESS performing with Brian May:
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Crown of Thorns has released a new video, “Rock Ready” in support of their new album, Faith that was released on June 9th. Check out the clip below!
Frontiers Records is truly excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated CROWN OF THORNS come back album “Faith” on September 19th 2008.
Releasing their now legendary self titled debut album in April 1994, Crown Of Thorns have steadily become one of the favourite bands of the Melodic Rock resurgence in the late nineties. With amazing albums such as “Breakthrough”, “Lost Cathedral”, “Destiny Unknown and “Karma” and relentless touring that brought them to play in support of Bon Jovi and Van Halen for three months throughout all of Europe, Crown of Thorns remain one of the leading bands of the Melodic Hard Rock genre.
Formed at the dawn of the 90’s by former Plasmatics and songwriter for KISS, Ramones, Lionel Ritchie, John Waite and many others, Jean Beauvoir with Tony Thompson of Chic and The Powerstation, Micki Free of Shalamar and top session bassist Michael Paige, Crown Of Thorns underwent some personnel changes during the early years, with Tommy Lafferty taking place on guitar and Hawk Lopez on drums.
This line-up reconvened during 2007 when Jean Beauvoir connected with Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino about working on a brand new studio album.
Jean collaborated this time with Bob ClearmountainMark Plati (David Bowie) for the mix, and the result is probably the best sounding CoT album ever! “Faith” is an album that brings back the trademark Crown of Thorns sound as defined in the debut album and “Lost Cathedral”, still keeping intact all the elements of infectious guitar riffs, soaring hooklines and great melodies. (Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi) in the recording sessions and
“Faith” final tracklisting will include:
Check out the new video Faith, by Voodoo Six! For more information on the band, check out their website!