Monday, November 14, 2011

The Darkness Rock Manchester


It had been several years since The Darkness had performed since Justin Hawkin's departure in 2006 and the world wondered whether they could live up to their name in their reunion tour. On the 12th November 2011, The Darkness proved at the Manchester Academy that their glam rocking days were not over.

Despite not having the flexibility of an arena for stage tricks, they managed to fill the stage with a large cage and a number of light illusions made it a terrific show. Justin and his brother managed to create some amazing guitar solos and Justin's voice is still just as high.

They played a number of new songs which ensured the audience that the new album will include some terrific tracks which relay the sounds of their rock n' roll legacy. But everyone was there for the oldies and they didn't let us down with tracks such as Black Shuck, I believe In a Thing Called Love and Growing On Me. They also played a few tracks off their second album, One Way Ticket and their famous Christmas Track, which despite being a little early, got everyone in the festive mood.

It was surprising to see them not perform any Queen tracks, which they usually did, but the lengthy show was filled with the Permission To Land classics which everyone loves. They are back next year with a new album and tour, and I cannot wait to see more from the rock legends!

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