Photograph (C) Simon Emmett

The Darkness have released their new single, ‘Rock and Roll deserves to die’, alongside a brilliant new music video.

‘Rock and Roll deserves to die’ is the first taste of their new album, Easter is Cancelled, which is released on 4th October 2019.

With songs including ‘How can I lose your love?’, ‘Deck Chair’, ‘Heavy Metal Lover’ and ‘We are the Guitar Men’, the new album promises to be one of the band’s most exciting and grand records to date.

Justin Hawkins added that: “In search for the perfect sonic equivalents of core truths, every musical instrument of the world has been explored and exploited to its fullest extent. Endless days in studios, museums, spiritual retreats and places of learning turned into months, as deeper and deeper layers of truth were uncovered, translated and set for eternity in sound”.

Easter is Cancelled will be released digitally and as a standard CD, digipak CD with bonus tracks, gatefold LP, limited edition colour vinyl gatefold LP and Cassette.

The album is available to pre-order now from The Darkness’ Official Store, with special signed copies and album bundle offers available.

Photograph (C) Simon Emmett

If that wasn’t enough, The Darkness will be on the road and bringing their incredible live shows to venues in the UK and Ireland this Winter.

The concerts will show the grand vision of the new album, alongside songs from the band’s spectacular back catalogue.


Easter is Cancelled is released on Friday 4th October 2019.

‘Rock and Roll deserves to die’ is out now.


The Darkness will tour across the UK and Ireland during Winter 2019.

Tour dates:

26th November – Limelight, Belfast

27th November – Academy, Dublin

28th November – Rock City, Nottingham

1st December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

2nd December – o2 Academy, Leicester

3rd December – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

5th December – UEA, Norwich

6th December – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

7th December – Pavillions , Bath

9th December – Pyramids, Portsmouth

10th December – Dome, Brighton

11th December – Collosseum, Watford

13th December – Manchester Academy

14th December – o2 academy, Newcastle

15th December – o2 academy, Glasgow

17th December – Barbican, York

18th December – o2 academy, Liverpool

20th December – Roundhouse, London

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