Beloved British rock band The Darkness will hit the road for the Permission To Land 20 tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s multi-platinum-selling debut album.

Singer/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Rufus Taylor will perform the 11-track album in full each night, including hit songs like “Growing On Me” and the iconic “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”, plus a bonus “Best Of The Rest” set comprised of hits and fan favorites from The Darkness’ six other studio albums.

The tour will kick off on October 3rd in San Francisco, CA and concludes on October 22nd in Washington, D.C., with stops in California, the Southwest, Colorado, Midwest, and Northeast.

“When Permission to Land landed, twenty short years ago, we were bathed in shock and awe,” said frontman Justin Hawkins. “As if by magic, Rock wasn’t dead! Fun wasn’t banned! And Spandex was almost acceptable again…Well, guess what? Twenty years on, the same rules apply. So please to squeeze yourselves into those inappropriate leggings, back-comb your mullet, splash on a big handful of attitude, and come celebrate with us! We promise everything and we deliver, every time. Bring on the next twenty! The Darkness. The best. For you. Forever.”

In addition to the tour, The Darkness will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Permission To Land by releasing a special expanded deluxe album version called Permission To Land…Again this fall via Warner Music.

A ticket pre-sale for The Darkness’ Permission To Land 20 tour will begin on Tuesday, June 6th at 12 p.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting June 9th at 10 a.m. local time. Click below to view a full list of tour dates, and for tickets and more details, visit the band’s website.


10/3                San Francisco, CA               The Masonic
10/4                Sacramento, CA                   Ace of Spades
10/6                Los Angeles, CA                   The Wiltern
10/7                Tempe, AZ                            Marquee Theatre
10/8                Las Vegas, NV                      Brooklyn Bowl
10/10              Denver, CO                           Summit Music Hall
10/11              Kansas City, MO                   The Truman
10/13              Chicago, IL                           The Vic Theatre
10/14              Indianapolis, IN                     The Vogue
10/15              Detroit, MI                             Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/17              Boston, MA                           Big Night Live
10/18              New York, NY                       Terminal 5
10/19              Philadelphia, PA                   Franklin Music Hall
10/21              Sayreville, NJ                       Starland Ballroom
10/22              Washington, D.C.                 9:30 Club

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