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The Darkness release official video for new single 'Heart Explodes'

The Darkness have announced they are set to play their forthcoming jaw-dropping quasi-sci-fi concept album Easter Is Cancelled in full, alongside a set of their very greatest hits, on their upcoming headline tour. To mark the announcement the band have released a new video for latest single ‘Heart Explodes’, taken from Easter Is Cancelled out October 4 via Cooking Vinyl.

The ‘Heart Explodes’ video captures the band on their recent stadium-sized outdoor tour as personally invited special guests and main support for fellow Suffolk-based musician Ed Sheeran with footage shot both onstage as well as featuring some intimate backstage hijinks.

Looking forward to the forthcoming headline tour frontman Justin Hawkins says, “Uncertain times call for the grandest of gestures. The Darkness are entirely pleased to announce that we will encircle the world with the wings of inclusivity, by performing our new magnum opus, Easter is Cancelled, in full, at ludicrous volume, FOR YOUR EARS AND MINDS! Come with us people - let’s fly to a future worth living in...”

‘Heart Explodes’ finds The Darkness baring all in a multitude of heartfelt emotions, while previous single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ saw the band hailing the death of rock and roll in an epic five-minute masterpiece featuring monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, alongside some beautifully delicate touches from the band. Guitarist Dan Hawkins explains, “That song has been around since before Permission To Land. We played it at really early gigs. We tried recording it for every album, but it never worked.”

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with the full UK and Ireland headline tour this winter and will play 18 dates starting in November 2019. These shows promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band’s spectacular canon. Tickets are available here.



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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