INTERVIEW : Dan Hawkins from The Darkness talks ‘EASTER IS CANCELLED’, Aus tour and his metal roots!
Ladies and gentleman, you better sit down.
Easter Is Cancelled and fans of UK monster rockers The Darkness couldn’t be happier!
That’s right, The Darkness are back with a killer new album that will make you want to drive fast, party hard and laugh your arse off!
Ahead of the records release on October 4, Nev Pearce got on the phone to Dan Hawkins for the Everblack Podcast to chat about their new album, remembering their metal roots and the influences on the LP, his thoughts on fans trying to replicate his brothers crazy high vocals, Australian tour, running marathons to raise money for charity and more.
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In the Year of Our Lord, 2019, while turmoil and chaos beset the world, a mighty force is about to be unleashed. As the spartan time of Lent unfolds, and society looks set to implode, it’s time to put away your chocolate eggs, say goodbye to the festive bunny and prepare for the sonic apocalypse… for Darkness spreads across the land!
In their inimitable style, as joyous warriors here to prick the pompous and kick the arses of those who seek to destroy us, four maestros embark upon their most ambitious quest to date. With a musical opus of veritable magnum status soon to be thrust into the ear canals of rock fans around the globe, and a tour that will quite literally resurrect the souls of all who attend, The Darkness have a message for citizens of the world everywhere!
EASTER IS CANCELLED!! The ten-track album examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today, and their almost divine responsibility to challenge the establishment – something that most rock’n’roll artists seem to have given up on in favour of easy celebrity. And yet at the heart of this tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar, as brought full circle in the glorious album closer We Are The Guitar Men.
Pre-order the new Easter Is Cancelled HERE. Out Oct 4 via Cooking Vinyl.
The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australia and New Zealand headline tour in March 2020. On a mission to lead us to the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’ n’ roll fellowship, The Darkness will play shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland.
These performances promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band’s spectacular canon.
‘EASTER IS CANCELLED’
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2020
WED 11 MARCH – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE FRI 13 MARCH – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY SAT 14 MARCH – FORUM, MELBOURNE SUN 15 MARCH – THE GOV, ADELAIDE WED 18 MARCH – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE FRI 20 MARCH – POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
Tickets on sale now through https://sbmpresents.com/tour/thedarkness