Watch The Darkness get up to high jinx in How Can I Lose Your Love video

Justin Hawkins
The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins

The Darkness have shared a lyric video for their new single How Can I Lose Your Love.

The promo features live footage of the band and has been released to coincide with the their UK and Ireland tour, which will continue tonight (December 3) at Southend Cliffs Pavilion 

Speaking about the track, which features on the band’s new album Easter Is Cancelled, guitarist Dan Hawkins says: “Stylistically and emotionally, it’s just big and epic. The guitars are really loud on that tune. In fact, everything is really loud. It draws you in, builds you up, then hits the brake.”

Frontman Justin Hawkins adds: “I suppose this song is describing a relationship where it got away from me and I was helpless. I felt like I was trying to rescue it, but after a while you wonder if it’s worth saving. I’ve been in that position more than once. 

“Sometimes I’ve been the one that’s created the collapse, sometimes I’ve been the victim of the collapse. I hate it when people say ‘no regrets’ because you don’t learn anything. You’re doomed to repeat the same stuff. Everyone should have regrets.”

The Darkness are playing the new album in full on their current tour along with a selection of fan-favourites.

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled
The Darkness have just released their sixth studio album Easter Is Cancelled. The follow-up to 2017's Pinewood Smile features the lead single Rock And Roll Deserves To Die.

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled (signed colour vinyl)

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled (signed colour vinyl)
Townsend Music is selling Easter Is Cancelled on striking orange vinyl. And that's not all, the record is also autographed, making this one to add to the collection.

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled Deluxe CD (signed) + vinyl (signed) + Cassette + Signed Band Photograph

The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled Deluxe CD (signed) + vinyl (signed) + Cassette + Signed Band Photograph
In addition to the orange vinyl, Townsend Music also have this mega-package with the album on vinyl, cassette and CD, with bonus tracks AND a signed photograph.

The Darkness 2019 tour dates
Dec 03: Southend Cliffs Pavilion, UK
Dec 05: Norwich UEA, UK
Dec 06: Cambridge Corn Exchange, UK
Dec 07: Bath Pavilions, UK
Dec 09: Portsmouth Pyramids, UK
Dec 10: Brighton Dome, UK
Dec 11: Watford Colosseum, UK
Dec 13: Manchester Academy, UK
Dec 14: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Dec 15: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Dec 17: York Barbican, UK
Dec 18: Liverpool O2 Academy, UK
Dec 20: London Roundhouse, UK

The Darkness 2020 tour dates
Jan 25: Strasbourg Laiterie, France
Jan 26: Paris La Cigale, France
Jan 27: Bordeaux Krakatoa, France
Feb 03: Lyon Ninkasi KAO, France
Feb 04: Zurich XTRA, Switzerland
Feb 08: Munich Technikum, Germany
Feb 10: Vienna Simm City, Austria
Feb 11: Nuremburg Hirsch, Germany 
Feb 12: Berlin Kesselhaus, Germany
Feb 14: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
Feb 15: Stockholm Nalen, Sweden
Feb 17: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Feb 18: Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
Feb 20: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Feb 21: Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
Feb 22: Sint Niklas De Casino, Belgium
Feb 24: Amsterdam Melkweg Max, Amsterdam
Feb 25: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany

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