Glam rockers The Darkness to play Derry

The Darkness who will play Derry's Nerve Centre on March 7.

The Darkness who will play Derry's Nerve Centre on March 7.

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Glam rock outfit The Darkness are to play Derry’s Nerve Centre on March 7 coming.

The Darkness exploded into the public consciousness for both their unique brand of glammed-up rock and outrageous stage costumes when their debut album Permission To Land shot to number one, spawning new rock anthems including ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’, ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ and ‘Growing On Me’.

The Suffolk rockers reformed in 2011 after a five-year break, with members of the original line-up Justin Hawkins (vocals/guitars), Dan Hawkins (guitars/backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Emily Dolan Davies joining as a new member on drums.

Following the release of their debut album Permission To Land, The Darkness have been honoured with a string of awards including an Ivor Novello, four Kerrang! Awards, two Metal Hammer Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award and even an Elle Style Award for being the ‘Most Stylish Band’! Celebrating the 12th anniversary of their legendary number one debut album – which garnered the band 3 Brit Awards – are still broadly representative of the band’s signature sound.

2015 sees the band release their fourth album, provisionally titled Cliffhanger, scheduled for release in March 2015. It follows the band’s 2012 comeback Hot Cakes, and also marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Emily Dolan Davies, who replaced founding member Ed Graham in late 2014.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday, January 15 at the Nerve Centre box office, WeGotTickets and Ticketmaster. Tickets cost £16 plus a booking fee and the gig will begin at 8pm.