- 23 Nov 20
Following the release of their semi-prophetic album 'Easter Is Cancelled' at the end of 2019, The Darkness are returning to close 2020 with a new message of festive joy and goodwill, with a live concert and stream from London’s Indigo at The O2.
The Darkness' new lockdown concert, 'Lockdown Live: Streaming of a White Christmas', will also be recorded for a live album Streaming of a White Christmas out in April 2021 on CD and Vinyl, in partnership with Live Here Now.
The livestream begins at 8pm on the 18th of December, and tickets for the gig are available on presale via the band’s official merch store, where fans can also pre-order the forthcoming live album. Tickets will be made available for general sale at 9am GMT on November 27th via AXS.
The show promises to be a flamboyant extravaganza, packed with all the snow and tinsel one could dream of.
“Ok, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter," frontman Justin Hawkins says of the show. "And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah? Christmas is coming, and nothing says Joy and Surprise like The Darkness, rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year, live to you from the IndigO2 in London Town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and Rock Music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.
“Expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event - check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally - let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”
Read our man Pat Carty's rock n' roll account of touring with The Darkness last year.