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The Darkness Release 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die'

The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It’s the first taste of their new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. From chiming, acoustic beginnings, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

It finds The Darkness hailing the death of the old and opening a door into a brave new world never seen from the band before. As bass player Frankie Poullain comments, “A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

In fact, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ marks a sensational new era, opening Easter Is Cancelled, the first ever concept album from The Darkness. Justin explains, “At the end of days, humankind must consider the essential truths of existence. The Darkness, your vanguard in life’s journey, have stared into the abyss. The observations we bring from the edge are set out in a new record album, titled ‘Easter is Cancelled’. This far-reaching communiqué examines man’s brutality to man, the dichotomies that we live within and the alternate realities that exist alongside our blinkered comprehension of the Universe. The song cycle defines human existence through a parable – the slow lingering death and eventual glorious re-birth of rock and roll.”



26th – Belfast, Limelight

27th – Dublin, Academy

29th – Nottingham, Rock City


1st – Birmingham, O2 Academy

2nd – Leicester, O2 Academy

3rd – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

5th – Norwich, UEA

6th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

7th – Bath, Pavilions

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



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