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The Darkness at Big Night Live, Boston - "Permission To Land" 20th Anniversary Global Tour

Rating: ★★★★★

Photos courtesy of Matt Bass

Last night, Boston was transported into a world of pure rock 'n' roll ecstasy as The Darkness graced the stage at Big Night Live. The occasion? The 20th Anniversary of their iconic album "Permission To Land." From the first power chord to the last explosive note, it was a night that fans won't soon forget.

The Darkness, a British rock band formed in 2000, consists of the electrifying Justin Hawkins as the lead vocalist and guitarist, Dan Hawkins on lead guitar, Frankie Poullain holding down the bass guitar, and Rufus Tiger Taylor on drums. Known for their flamboyant stage presence, outrageous outfits, and blistering guitar riffs, this band has been a beacon of unabashed rock 'n' roll fun for over two decades.

As they took the stage at Big Night Live, the crowd was instantly captivated by Justin Hawkins' soaring falsetto and larger-than-life persona. The band kicked off the night with the anthemic "Black Shuck," setting the tone for a high-energy show that would leave no eardrum unshattered.

"Permission To Land" was performed in its entirety, and it felt as fresh and electric as it did two decades ago. Songs like "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and "Love Is Only a Feeling" had the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs, and the guitar solos by Dan Hawkins were nothing short of breathtaking.

Throughout the performance, the camaraderie and chemistry between the band members were evident. Frankie Poullain's groovy basslines and Rufus Tiger Taylor's thunderous drumming laid the foundation for Justin and Dan Hawkins to unleash their sonic wizardry.

The set-list also included other hits from The Darkness' impressive discography, such as "One Way Ticket" and "Growing on Me," which sent waves of nostalgia through the audience.

But perhaps the most memorable moment of the night was when The Darkness covered Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Justin Hawkins' vocal prowess was on full display as he navigated Freddie Mercury's vocal acrobatics with finesse, earning thunderous applause from the crowd.

As the concert reached its grand finale, with confetti cannons blasting and the band rocking out with "Get Your Hands off My Woman," it was abundantly clear that The Darkness had delivered an unforgettable night of rock 'n' roll revelry.

Photos Courtesy of Matt Bass

The 20th Anniversary Global Tour of "Permission To Land" by The Darkness is a testament to the enduring power of their music and their unwavering commitment to putting on a show that leaves fans exhilarated. If you have the chance to catch them live on this tour, don't miss it. The Darkness is not just a band; they are an experience, and last night in Boston, they proved it once again. You can pick up some great merch on their website or on Amazon!

Rock on Boston!



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