The Darkness and Black Stone Cherry have today announced an exciting co-headline UK arena tour for 2023.
This upcoming tour will see one of the UK’s most well-loved rock heroes play alongside the legendary Kentucky-based group Black Stone Cherry.
These two titans of rock will hit the road in 2023 across multiple venues around the UK, kicking things off on January 28 in Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena.
Then they hit the road around the country including Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, Glasgow’s OVO Hydro, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Manchester AO Arena, Leeds First Direct Arena before a major headline show in London at the OVO Arena Wembley on February 4 2023.
The Darkness frontman, Justin Hawkins said: “Legend tells of a night, some ten or more years ago, upon which The Darkness and Black Stone Cherry serenaded the nocturnal creatures of Thetford Forest, receiving generally favourable reviews in the woodland press.
“Like the owls and squirrels of that fabled evening, we give to you an opportunity to stand beaks and mouths a-gape in awe and wonder at the awesome power of power chords played by the very same fingers, but within the convenient shelter of an arena instead of in a moon-dappled forest clearing.
“There may be some seating so you won’t have to sit on toadstools. Also, modern flushing toilet facilities, not just tree trunks and bushes.
Remember what the Thetford fauna say – “The music of Black Stone Cherry and The Darkness is TREEmendous, and Never LEAVES you.””
Black Stone Cherry said: “The rock n’ roll history books will tell you that on a summer’s night in 2012, tucked way back in the English countryside, two bands, from different parts of the world, came together to bring people a night of high energy, pedal to the metal, in your face unscripted rock ‘n’ roll.
“A bond was formed that could only have been blessed by the wizards of said forest.
“While discussing each other’s outfits and stage moves, a tour was spoken of, put into the galaxy if you will, and now we are honored to say the stars have finally aligned and we will be joining forces with The Darkness for what will be the UK’s most exciting tour of the season.
“We absolutely cannot wait to create more magic and release the lightning that both bands caught in a bottle so many years ago.
“Grab your friends, grab your family, but hold on to your asses because this tour is going to ROCK.”
For over two decades these iconic bands have embedded themselves as two of the most influential live rock bands around.
A true spectacle to behold, these shows promise to be an incredibly special affair, guaranteed to create a lively and memorable moment for fans who will be treated to hits from both of their back catalogues a show that every rock music fan will enjoy.
The Darkness & Black Stone Cherry 2023
28 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
29 Liverpool M&S bank Arena
30 Glasgow OVO Arena
31 Birmingham Resorts World Arena
02 Manchester AO Arena
03 Leeds First Direct Arena
04 London Wembley OVO Arena
Tickets go on sale on Friday June 24 at 10.00am BST