The Darkness Set to Perform Entire Debut Record Live on Tour

Glam rockers will play "Permission to Land" in full on their upcoming UK tour.

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British glam rockers the Darkness have officially confirmed that they will perform their debut album "Permission to Land" live in full on the upcoming "Intimate Outreach" UK tour.

Consisting of a total of 25 concerts, the concert trek marks the album's 10th anniversary and is set to kick off in London on November 13.

Featuring the group's staple hit number "I Believe In a Thing Called Love," "Permission to Land" was released in July 2003 via Atlantic Records, topping the UK Albums Chart and reaching No. 36 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

As Digital Spy reports, the four-piece is also looking to release new material prior to hitting the road. The tour will end on December 16 in Norwich, you can check out the full itinerary below.

"Intimate Outreach" tour dates:

11/13 - London - Electric Ballroom 11/15 - Bath - Pavilion 11/16 - Plymouth - Uni 11/17 - Cardiff - Coal Exchange 11/19 - Buckley - Tivoli 11/20 - Kilmarnock - Grand Hall 11/21 - Inverness - Iron Works 11/23 - Belfast - Limelight 11/24 - Dublin - Olympia 11/26 - Lincoln - Engine Shed 11/27 - Middlesbrough - Empire 11/28 - Holmfirth - Picturedrome 11/29 - Scunthorpe - Baths Hall 12/01 - Preston - 53 Degrees 12/02 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun 12/03 - Leamington - Spa Assembly 12/06 - Portsmouth - Pyramids 12/07 - Brighton - Concorde 2 12/08 - Folkestone - Leas Cliff Hall 12/10 - Salisbury - City Hall 12/11 - Dorking - Hall 12/12 - Oxford - O2 Academy 12/14 - Northampton - Roadmenders 12/15 - Leicester - O2 Academy 12/16 - Norwich - UEA

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    TTP Penguin
    Totally stoked for this! Saw them a few months back in Newcastle and they were fantastic, love the first album in particular and fingers crossed the new material will be just as good!
    got a serious love for these guys, shocked as **** to hear Permission to Land is a decade old now, i remember caning the **** out of it when i was 11. good times and a brilliant album!
    Saw them in Scarborough just recently, fantastic live band would completely recommend anyone to go see them. Seen them 4 times now and they did play 9/10 songs from Permission to Land each time so you pretty much get the full album most of the time anyway. Either way check them out, top band!
    very cool news. Personally tho, I wish they were playing One Way Ticket To Hell (And Back) in full...that album, with its over the top silliness, is rock n roll perfection, front to back
    I saw them 2 weeks ago and they did 9 of the 10 songs on the first album. They've hardly got an extensive back catalogue, and those are the songs that the most people know, so it's not all that surprising.
    Exactly, in fact they played every single song from PTL at some point during the last tour anyway.
    when I heard the darkness was getting back together I was more excited than the time I heard Futurama was coming back! Now you're telling me they are performing their best album AND releasing NEW songs as well? If anyone needs me, I'll be in the chamber of happiness.
    Unfortunately, unlike the new Darkness record, the new Futurama isn't as good. They replaced the whole writing cast and it's just not the same. Hot Cakes had some really good material (Concrete is a great song) but the guitars were mixed too quiet, and they didn't include the live versions of Cannonball or Can't Believe It's Not Love, which were awesome songs. The versions on the album didn't do those songs justice.
    they already did the first time around.... Saw them last February and they did the entire album. "Holding my own" was acoustic, but every song was there.
    Aw no american dates, I hope they do this here. Seeing the album in full live would be so awesome.
    The reason they've chosen these venues is because, they loved doing a few recent American dates so much in the smaller club venues, that they wanted to do it again but in the UK and just go to the places that are more of the beaten track. I'm definitely going to the Preston show!