Review: The Darkness, Wolverhampton Civic Hall

So what would you expect from a gig by The Darkness? Pounding rock tunes sprinkled with theatrics and lycra? Well, the crowd at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall got all that in abundance.

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins rocked the crowd at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton with a mix of greatest hits and new songs
The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins rocked the crowd at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton with a mix of greatest hits and new songs

They burst on to stage like a group of rock newcomers hungry for success.

And they didn’t let the energy levels slip for a second.

You certainly couldn’t accuse The Darkness of not giving it 100 per cent – and then some.

It may have been years since they first burst on to the scene.

But last night’s gig had all the hallmarks of a band still loving the buzz of performing like they did their first taste of fame, with the crowd treated to a rock tour de force.

Eccentric frontman Justin Hawkins, wearing a black and white striped catsuit, showcased his trademark showmanship.

With elements of Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury in his over-the-top stage persona, the star put in a pitch-perfect performance that had the crowd hanging on his every word.

Material from the band’s new album Hot Cakes was showcased along with their greatest hits – and even a snippet of their famous Christmas song on request from the crowd.

Soaring guitar riffs, audience sing a-longs and a carriage through the crowd by the frontman for good measure.

They certainly know how to put on a show.

Adam Greenhalgh

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Comments for: "Review: The Darkness, Wolverhampton Civic Hall"

precka

awesome gig again . these guys never let you down, cant wait for next time