Dan Hawkins, Justin Hawkins, Rufus Tiger Taylor, and Frankie Poullain are The Darkness. (Photo courtesy Publicity Please)
Glam metal band The Darkness are back with a new album, Last of Our Kind, produced by the band’s guitarist Dan Hawkins and released earlier this year!
If the UK glam rockers didn’t already remind us of Queen, mostly thanks to the impressive vocals of frontman Justin Hawkins (Dan’s brother), who surely could front a killer Freddie Mercury tribute, The Darkness have recruited an actual scion of Queen as their new drummer! In 2015, The Darkness have introduced Rufus Tiger Taylor, the son of legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, as their new drummer, debuting him on tour in support of the new album.
That tour comes to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 25, where The Darkness headline a show certain to feature terrific new songs alongside old favorites. The title track to Last of Our Kind will remind you of why everyone loved The Darkness so much in the first place, as it starts out with a catchy melody and builds into a soaring glam chorus before you can blink. Justin is in great form as a true showman in the song’s official video, and you also can see Rufus Tiger join the revelries (with Indian headdress nonetheless). Everyone is just plain having fun, which is the way it should be when you listen to The Darkness.
Watch the official music video for “Last of Our Kind” by The Darkness on YouTube:
Rolling Stone said of the new album: “Their sound remains perfectly suited for the biggest stages in the world.” Clearly, The Darkness are fully back in the saddle since reuniting for their 2012 album, Hot Cakes. You’ll want to bring wear your dancing shoes and your party pants to The Fillmore on Sunday!
Tickets are available online for the cleverly named “Blast of Our Kind Tour!”
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The Fillmore (Silver Spring, Md.)
Sunday, Oct. 25