The Darkness set to have a Blast in Leeds

Justin Hawkins, of The Darkness, backstage at the Leeds Festival when his band headlined.
Justin Hawkins, of The Darkness, backstage at the Leeds Festival when his band headlined.

Former Leeds Festival headliners The Darkness are hitting the road again and will be heading to West Yorkshire this autumn as part of their Blast of Our Kind tour.

The tour will start on November 30 in Norwich and culminate in a triumphant show at London’s Roundhouse on December 20, taking in the O2 Academy, in Leeds, on Wednesday, December 9.

It is the first, and a golden, opportunity for enthusiasts to see The Darkness on their own stage in support of the new, fourth album’ Last of Our Kind’, which is released on June 1.

The first single ‘Open Fire’ has already been unveiled and the video, directed by Simon Emmett, is currently lording over the Internet at http://smarturl.it/openfirevid

The album also features ‘Barbarian’, which was released as a ‘teaser track’, with an animated lyric video illustrated by Nick Roche - http://smarturl.it/barbarianvid

Blast of Our Kind will be The Darkness’ first UK tour since 2013 and will feature the band’s new drummer, Rufus Taylor.

Tickets are on sale from 9am tomorrow morning (Friday), priced £25, from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-darkness-tickets