After two albums, the band went into a downward spiral, including singer Justin Hawkins, who went into rehab to deal with cocaine and alcohol issues. The Darkness spent time earlier this year playing shows in its native U.K. and overseas, including stops in Sweden, Spain, Japan, and Italy.
Now, Billboard reports the group will tour North America for the first time since 2004, beginning February 1 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.
The Darkness 2012 North American tour
Feb 01: Toronto, Ont. (Phoenix Concert theatre)
Feb 03: Boston, MA (Paradise)
Feb 04: New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
Feb 07: Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
Feb 08: Washington, D.C. (9:30 CLUB)
Feb 10: Detroit, MI (St. Andrew's Hall)
Feb 11: Chicago, IL (Metro)
Feb 12: Minneapolis,MN (First Avenue)
Feb 15: Denver, CO (Summit)
Feb 17: Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
Feb 18: Phoenix, AZ (Celebrity Theatre)
Feb 19: Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
Feb 21: San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)