The Darkness announce Motorheart album and 2021 UK tour

4 June 2021, 13:27 | Updated: 4 June 2021, 13:32

The Darkness' Justin Hawkins in 2019
The Darkness' Justin Hawkins in 2019. Picture: Will Ireland/Future Publishing via Getty Images
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Justin Hawkins and co have announced the details of their seventh studio album and an accompanying tour. Find out how to get tickets.

The Darkness will release their new album Motorheart on 15 October 2021 and embark on a UK tour this winter.

Justin Hawkins and co confirmed their follow-up to 2019's Easter Is Cancelled and shared their plans to take it on the road in 2021.

Joining them on their dates will be Iron Maiden legend Steve Harris' side project, British Lion.

Tickets go on sale from Friday 11 June at 10am.

The band said in a press release: “The time has come, the walrus said ... to put your f***** pants on your head and rock like Satan is eating your private parts with a pointy fork! Yes, we, The Darkness, are the f*** back on tour, praise Satan’s better half ... come and party with us like it’s the last orders at the last chance saloon. Which it may well be, but I wouldn’t like to comment any further on that. Get in kids, it’s the Darkness, wot you knows and luvs, plus British Lion - Steve Harris’ top rock band who are guaranteed to blow your socks straight up your welcoming arses. What a night! Delirium! Outfits, including hats! Denim that smells of hamsters! Who doesn’t want that? See you down the front, connoisseurs of the finest that life has to offer".

See The Darkness' 2021 tour dates:


  • Wednesday 17 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
  • Friday 19 – Winter Gardens, Margate
  • Saturday 20 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
  • Sunday 21 – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
  • Tuesday 23 – UEA, Norwich
  • Wednesday 24 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
  • Friday 26 – The Hexagon, Reading
  • Saturday 27 – The Great Hall, Cardiff
  • Monday 29 – The Great Hall, Exeter
  • Tuesday 30 – G Live, Guilford


  • Thursday 2 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
  • Friday 3 – Academy, Manchester
  • Saturday 4 – Bonus Arena, Hull
  • Monday 6 – The Victoria, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tuesday 7 – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • Thursday 9 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
  • Friday 10 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • Saturday 11 – O2 Academy, Leeds
  • Monday 13 – Rock City, Nottingham
  • Tuesday 14 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • Thursday 16 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
  • Friday 17 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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