The Darkness already surprised fans with their reunion announcement in March of last year, but the glam-rockers surprised millions tonight (Feb. 5) with an appearance in a Super Bowl commercial for Samsung. In Samsung's well-known parody commercials making fun of Apple's "hipster" customers, The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins dawned his famous one-piece for the Super Bowl commercial.
Since the reunion of the new school glam rock band the Darkness, fans have been buzzing for a new album. After a handful of British tour dates, the band returned to the studio to compose their highly-anticipated reunion album - their first since the 2005 full-length 'One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back.'
As previously reported, the Darkness are returning to North America for a tour next month, the band's first stateside outing since 2004. Frontman Justin Hawkins and his guitarist brother Dan Hawkins told Loudwire recently that the band is hard at work on a new album that is tentatively set to drop in the spring.
The Darkness will once again land on U.S. soil in February, with quirky six-piece Foxy Shazam riding sidecar. There's a flurry of activity surrounding Foxy Shazam, including the Jan. 24 release of their new album, 'The Church of Rock and Roll.' The stars have certainly aligned for the band, as the album release date times perfectly with this high-profile tour. So fans of experimental, forward-thinking rock better get ready to worship at this particular 'Church.'
Remember the spine-tingling thrill of hearing Darkness singer Justin Hawkins unleash his falsetto for the first time on the band's big hit 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love'? It seems like so long ago, for us and for the band, and for good reason: in the eight years since, they've been through an underwhelming second album, personnel shifts, drug problems, and a breakup.