I believe in a thing called The Darkness!
On Sunday, May 20th British rock band The Darkness will make a stop at Rock on the Range (ROTR). This marks the bands first time performing on the Monster main stage and at ROTR. The band consists of Justin Hawkins on lead vocals, his brother Dan Hawkins on guitar, Frankie Poullain on bass and Ed Graham on drums. The Darkness came into the spotlight with the release of inaugural album “Permission to Land” in 2003. Of the singles released off the album, none are more popular than hit single “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”. The album has gone quadruple platinum in the UK and has propelled the band into superstardom across the world. From 2003 to 2005 the band toured behind their first album, eventually leading up to the release of their second alum “One Way Ticket to Hell…and Back” in 2005, which featured the single, “One Way Ticket”. Between 05’ and 06’ The Darkness lost bassist Frankie Poullain as well as lead singer Justin Hawkins leading to the band breaking up. From 2006 to 2011 band members were involved in solo projects and other endeavors.
Then, on March 15 2011, after a 5-year hiatus, The Darkness announced a comeback tour as well as a new album. The Darkness is back and will be performing at ROTR. Recently announced album, “Hot Cakes” will be released in late August, with the new single “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” available as a free download. Rangers should expext The Darkness to put together a show that will showcase their talents and give lead singer, Justin Hawkins a chance to blow the crowd away with his powerful and unique voice. The Darkness will be on stage Sunday, May 20th at 2:30pm. This will be the first time in over 5 years that The Darkness has preformed in Columbus making this one of the festivals must see shows.
Single-day tickets are $59.50, plus service fees. In addition, this year ROTR will be offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) for $199, plus service fees. These tickets are currently on sale at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office.
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