The Darkness releases free download to thank fans

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Ending months of speculation and bated breath, on 1st February 2012 The Darkness will unveil the first fruits of their recent studio labours.

Intended as a big “cheers” to fans who have been waiting so patiently since the band last released new material (back in 2006), and who have responded so enthusiastically to the end of the hiatus by buying enough tickets to sell out tours on both sides of the Atlantic, the track – entitled ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’ – will be made available to download for free at 2pm via  The song was recorded and produced by the band and Nick Brine in Norfolk and mixed in Austin, Texas by Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith.

An accompanying video has been created in Philadelphia by artist Thom Lessner and director Ted Passon and will be unfurled on the same day. Believe us when we say, it’s worth the wait.

By coincidence, 1st February is also the date The Darkness begin their first North American tour since 2004; starting with a sold out show at Toronto’s Phoenix venue.

For those who are not sure what to expect, let us point you in this direction

The band have already announced appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 24th June (headlining the Big Top Stage) and play their first ‘local’ outdoor show in Thetford Forrest on the 14th July.  More UK dates and album news to follow soon.

For the avoidance of doubt, The Darkness remains:

Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Ed Graham.
2pm (GMT) 1st February 2012 via

‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’

On Tour 2012
1 February          Toronto, Phoenix                              SOLD OUT
3 February         Boston, Paradise Rock Club         SOLD OUT
4 February         New York, Irving Plaza                   SOLD OUT
6 February         New York, Irving Plaza
7 February         Philadelphia, Trocadero
8 February         Washington DC, 9:30 Club           SOLD OUT
10 February        Detroit, St. Andrew’s Hall             SOLD OUT
11 February         Chicago, Metro                                  SOLD OUT
12 February        Minneapolis, First Avenue
15 February        Denver, Summit
17 February        Las Vegas, House of Blues
18 February        Phoenix, Celebrity Theatre
19 February        Los Angeles, House of Blues        SOLD OUT
21 February        San Francisco, Fillmore
23 February        Portland, Roseland Theatre
24 February        Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
25 February        Seattle, Neptune Theatre
24 June                Isle Of Wight, Isle of Wight Festival (Big Top headline)
14 July Suffolk, Thetford Forest

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