Southampton Guildhall

The Darkness

Following the triumphant intimate warm-up shows at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the famous 100 Club (the roof of Shepherd’s Bush Empire was reportedly eventually found floating in Chelsea Harbour in the early hours of the morning), and the band’s full-blown main stage ‘comeback’ show at this year’s Download Festival, The Darkness made their return to touring with an extensive UK tour in November, this included a show a Southampton Guildhall.

When the band released their debut album “Permission To Land” in 2003 they exploded into the UK’s consciousness with a fresh and exciting sound, look and attitude. Playing every show as if they were headlining Wembley Stadium they embraced the classic rock sounds of the 70’s and 80’s and gave it a unique updated sound for the new millennium. Countless chart hits followed, 3 Brit Awards, millions of albums sales and sold out tours before they called it a day in 2006.

Southampton Guildhall: The Darkness
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They are back in 2011 , top Photographer Charlie Raven was at Southampton Guildhall on Thursday night to capture some great shots of the band in full flow:

Set List
Black Shuck
Growing On Me
Best Of Me
One Way Ticket
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us
Get Your Hands Off My Woman
Out Of This World
Holding My Own
Love Is Only A Feeling
Friday Night
Is It Just Me
Street Spirtit (Radiohead Cover)
Givin’ Up
Stuck In A Rut
Christmas Time(Don’t Let The Bells End)

Tie Your Mother Down(Queen Cover)
I believe In A Thing Called Love
Love On The Rocks With No Ice


Live Photography by Charlies Raven
Press Picture by Marianne Harris

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