Multi-platinum British glam rockers The Darkness wreaked rock and roll havoc at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA Saturday night. The band is currently touring in support of its 2021 release, Motorheart.
Featuring flamboyant frontman Justin Hawkins, guitarist/producer Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Rufus Taylor, The Darkness is recognized not just for its musical talent and hit-making history, but also for its sense of humor and prowess as a world-class spectacle. From dazzling costumes and colorful, cartoonish stage design to acrobatic feats and silly onstage gags, the group’s performances recall the excesses of glam rock from the ’70s and ’80s but dialed up quite a few notches.
Fans at Saturday’s concert were treated to new songs off of The Darkness’s latest album, Motorheart, as well as hits from the band’s past. “Welcome Tae Glasgae” and “One Way Ticket”, off of the group’s sophomore studio release, opened the show, followed by “Growing On Me”—one of the band’s biggest commercial hits. After giving the audience a taste of the familiar, the group offered “Motorheart” and other songs off its new album. The Darkness pulled no punches at the Atlanta venue, turning it up to 11 from the first notes and maintaining its bombastic energy until the encore, which featured the band’s biggest hit, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”.
View photos from The Darkness’s show at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 9th, courtesy of Emily Butler, below.
Setlist: The Darkness | The Masquerade | Atlanta, GA | 4/9/22
Set: Welcome Tae Glasgae, One Way Ticket, Growing on Me, Motorheart, Open Fire, Solid Gold, Givin’ Up, It’s Love, Jim, Black Shuck, Heart Explodes, Friday Night, Love Is Only a Feeling, Japanese Prisoner of Love, Barbarian, Get Your Hands Off My Woman
Encore: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
The Darkness | The Masquerade | Atlanta, GA | 4/9/22 | Photos: Emily Butler
The Darkness continues their Motorheart Tour with shows in the U.S. and Canada until the end of April. View a complete list of tour dates below, and for more information and to purchase tickets, click here.