Following several months on the road with Lady Gaga in 2012, THE DARKNESS will make a triumphant return to headline touring with 2013's 'Let Them Eat Cakes' world tour.

The first wave of tour announcement sees the band kicking off the New Year in North America, before venturing back to the UK and Europe for February/March. The Darkness will play the following UK dates:

MARCH 2013

Fri 01st SHEFFIELD City Hall
Sat 02nd MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sun 03rd GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tues 05th NEWCASTLE City Hall
Thur 07th LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets for the UK dates go on sale at 9am on Friday 9th November priced at £25 (regionally) & £27.50 (London) (subject to booking fee) here.

An April 2013 revisit to Australia (where they will be joined by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for the tour), also sees the band returning to New Zealand for the first time since the Big Day Out festival in 2004.

This first round of touring will be the first protracted run of headline shows The Darkness has been able to undertake since the release of the critically-acclaimed third album 'HOT CAKES'. / /