The Darkness Announce Lady Gaga Dates

04/12/2012
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The Darkness have announced dates for their trek on Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' Tour' for Summer 2012.

Invited by Gaga herself, The Darkness will provide main support for the dates across Europe. Before joining Lady Gaga, The Darkness return to Australia for the first time in six years (their Melbourne show sold out within an hour this past Friday). Next, they'll head to the U.S. in May for select dates as well as three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, MD), Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH) and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. They'll perform festivals across the U.K. and Europe as well as a hometown outdoor headlining gig at Thetford Fest in Suffolk before teaming up with Lady Gaga.

"I've been living with my Lady Gaga secret for many moons and it's such a relief to be able to tell folk at last. I was beginning to go insane," says lead vocalist JUSTIN HAWKINS. "She is the best pop star of the 21st century bar none and we're honoured to have been selected. 2012 has been the most brilliant of years so far, and it's about to get even more magnificent!"


THE DARKNESS Headlining shows and Festivals 2012:
Date City Venue
Fri 5/4 Brisbane, Australia Eaton Hill
Sat 5/5 Newcastle, Australia Workers
Sun 5/6 Sydney, Australia Roundhouse
Tue 5/8 Melbourne, Australia Palace
Wed 5/9 Melbourne, Australia Palace
Thurs 5/10 Canberra, Australia ANU
Sat 5/12 Adelaide, Australia
Fri 5/18 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
Sat 5/19 Baltimore, MD InfieldFest
Sun 5/20 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range Festival
Tue 5/22 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Wed 5/23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Fri 5/25 Austin, TX Stubb's
Sat 5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma Festival
Sun 5/27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Fri 6/8 Solvesburg, Sweden Sweden Rock
Sat 6/16 Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sat 6/23 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Sun 6/24 UK Isle of Wight Festival
Fri 6/29 Belgrade, Serbia Usce Park
Fri 7/6 Kinross, Scotland T in the Park
Sun 7/8 France Sonisphere
Sat 7/14 Suffolk, UK Thetford Forest
Sun 7/22 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Iberostar Stadium (w/ Guns'n'Roses)
Sat 8/4 Oder, Poland Woodstock Festival

All dates below, with LADY GAGA:

Tue 8/14 Sofia, Bulgaria Vasil Levski National Stadium
Thu 8/16 Bucharest, Romania Arena Nationala Stadium
Sat 8/18 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
Tue 8/21 Vilnius, Lithuania Vingis Park
Thu 8/23 Riga, Latvia Mezaparks
Sat 8/25 Tallinn Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Mon 8/27 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena
Thu 8/30 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
Sun 9/2 Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium
Tue 9/4 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena
Sat 9/8 London, UK Twickenham
Tue 9/11 Manchester, UK Evening News Arena
Sat 9/15 Dublin. Ireland Aviva Stadium
Mon 9/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Sat 9/22 Paris, France Stade de France
Mon 9/24 Hannover, Germany TUI Arena
Wed 9/26 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Sat 9/29 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
Tue 10/2 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
Thu 10/4 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
Sat 10/6 Barcelona, Spain Palau St Jordi

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