Performer from The Darkness holds hands in the air while a guitar is trapped around is waist on stage.

The Darkness

  • Venue

    The Opera House

  • Time


The Darkness ignited the mainstream rock scene in the early 2000s. Their trademark falsetto, spandex, guitar riffs, and theatrical live shows propelled them to the top of the UK charts. Their album, ‘Permission to Land’ went 5x Platinum and is now 20 years old. Celebrating this anniversary, the band is hitting Wellington in January as part of an Australasian tour.

Delivering iconic songs such as ‘I Believe in A Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’, the band’s original album will be performed live, in its entirety. Diehard fans will be thrilled to hear a string of album B-sides and rarities as well.

Having shared the stage with rock icons such as Queen, Guns ’n Roses, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, and, KISS, The Darkness is now UK rock royalty. Prepare to have the sounds, fashion, and extravagance of classic hard rock resurrected before your eyes with a touch of The Darkness’ trademark British flamboyance.