The Darkness will continue their celebration of 20 years of ‘Permission To Land’ with a new documentary film.
‘Welcome To The Darkness’ will play in UK cinemas for one night only on November 09 with a digital download an Blu-Ray available from December 04.
Directed by photographer Simon Emmet, it will bring together exclusive interviews and unseen archive footage to tell the story of the band, described as “a tongue-in-cheek reflection on fame, failure, friendship and forgiveness. At its heart, this is a unique account of a band of brothers who are still haunted by the demons that ripped them apart. A band who can defiantly laugh in the face of adversities in their ultimate quest for happiness and redemption.”
Meanwhile, the 20th anniversary edition of debut album ‘Permission To Land’ will be released on October 06, available as a 5 LP package, 4CD+DVD package, double CD package and on streaming services.
On the reissue, frontman Justin Hawkins has said:
“So much has happened since the original release of ‘Permission To Land’ that I can hardly believe it’s only been 20 years. Such turmoil, upheaval, the emotional rollercoaster ride of being nobody, becoming somebody, going back to being nobody and LOVING EVERY SECOND OF IT.
“The past two decades have only been this eventful BECAUSE of the impact that our debut album had. I’m grateful for every second of this experience and delighted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the best debut album by The Darkness of all time.
“Join me in giving this seismic long player 20 heartfelt bumps. Happy birthday PTL!”
The band will play the album in full on tour this December. Check out the list of dates below:
02 Dec – Belfast, Telegraph Building
03 Dec – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre
08 Dec – Norwich, UEA
09 Dec – London, The Roundhouse
11 Dec – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
12 Dec – Manchester, New Century Hall
14 Dec – Bristol, Beacon
15 Dec – Nottingham, Rock City
16 Dec – Wolverhampton, The Wulfrun at The Halls