The Darkness announce dates for 2022 North American ‘Motorheart Tour’

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The Darkness announce dates for 2022 North American ‘Motorheart Tour’

UK rockers The Darkness will be embarking on a comprehensive headlining tour of North America dubbed the Motorheart Tour starting on March 9, 2020. The tour runs until April 24, 2020 and includes 34 tour stops.

Publicity Please‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):

“Multi-platinum UK rock icons The Darkness – frontman/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist/producer Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, drummer Rufus Taylor – announced dates for their 2022 North American Motorheart Tour in support of their brilliant new album Motorheart that was released in November 2021 via Cooking Vinyl. The Darkness will showcase the live potency of Motorheart this Spring to U.S. and Canadian audiences across thirty-four shows kicking off on March 9th in San Diego and wrapping on April 24th in Boston. With a back catalogue overflowing with sonic gold and a live reputation that most bands can only dream of attaining, fans will be treated to new songs from Motorheart‘s joyous bombast as well as hits from The Darkness’ award-winning, platinum-selling music. The Dead Deads will open for The Darkness on all dates.

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Justin Hawkins shares, “You there, in the Americas – hear me, and hear me well: The Darkness know your pain, know that you have cried yourselves to sleep every night, bereft of quality English rock music. Well, desist from weeping and pull up your fully grown adult pants – salvation is upon you! As doctors, we UNDERSTAND the healing power of rock music and we have instructed our minions to make arrangements for us to visit your moderately distant shores. The cryogenically sealed Tupperware box of roadies has been set to “Thor” and the mighty winged chariot has been dusted off. Remember – one lick of Darkness sweat and you will be cured – you will literally walk again, without Covid or anything! But what price freedom and eternal life, I hear you ask? To you sir, about thirty bucks (plus local taxes and booking fee). Now get the fuck in!”

Over three million concert tickets sold around the world, four Top Ten albums, two hundred million streams on Spotify, five Top Ten singles and numerous industry awards, and The Darkness have toured with giants including Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Lady Gaga, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, KISS and Ed Sheeran. Premier Guitar says “The Darkness embody rock ’n’ roll’s glorious, flamboyant id. They preen, cavort, and swan with the best,” National Rock Review states, “From start to finish, this is one of the most fun shows you will ever see. In fact, it’s likely that any show that you go see after this will struggle to live up to the adrenaline rush that is delivered by The Darkness” and LA Weekly proclaims, “The Darkness’ live show remains an untouchable entertainment assault that schools bands of all eras and genres.”

Motorheart Tour – 2022 North American dates:

3/9      San Diego, CA @The Observatory North Park
3/10    Las Vegas, NV @House of Blues
3/12    Tempe, AZ @Marquee Theatre
3/13    Santa Ana, CA @The Observatory
3/15    Los Angeles, CA @The Novo
3/16    San Francisco, CA @The Regency Ballroom
3/17    Portland, OR @Roseland Theater
3/18    Seattle, WA @The Showbox
3/20    Vancouver, BC @Vogue Theatre
3/22    Calgary, AB @The Palace Theatre
3/23    Edmonton, AB @Union Hall
3/25    Winnipeg, MB @The Park Theatre
3/26    Minneapolis, MN @Varsity Theater
3/28    Milwaukee, WI @The Rave/Eagles Club – The Rave Hall
3/29    Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre
3/30    Chicago, IL @Park West
4/1      Sauget, IL @Pop’s Nighclub & Concert Venue
4/2      Kansas City, MO @The Truman
4/3      Dallas, TX @Granada Theater
4/5      Austin, TX @Mohawk
4/6      Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/8      Nashville, TN @Brooklyn Bowl
4/9      Atlanta, GA @The Masquerade
4/10    Orlando, FL @The Beacham Theatre
4/12    Tampa, FL @The Ritz Ybor
4/13    Fort Lauderdale, FL @Culture Room
4/15    Charlotte, NC @Neighborhood Theatre
4/16    Warrendale, PA @Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
4/18    New York, NY @Webster Hall
4/19    Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/20    Buffalo, NY @Town Ballroom
4/22    Asbury Park, NJ @Asbury Lanes
4/23    Philadelphia, PA @Brooklyn Bowl
4/24    Boston, MA @Royale

Motorheart has been greeted with both critical acclaim and huge excitement from fans, who were titillated by a string of fantastic tracks and videos. Singles “It’s Love, Jim,” “Jussy’s Girl,” “Nobody Can See Me Cry” and “Motorheart” demonstrate an album of immeasurable rock and roll extravagance. “It’s Love, Jim” is an all-out rock ‘n’ roll barrage, “Jussy’s Girl” oozes melodic rock, “Nobody Can See Me Cry” is a high-octane riffola and the growling, pounding “Motorheart” brims with the band’s trademark vocals and blazing guitars.”

The Darkness‘ “Motorheart” lyric video: