The Darkness to tour November/December with British Lion supporting

With a new album, Motorheart, set for 19 November 2021 via Cooking Vinyl, The Darkness will also tour the UK through November and December. Support comes from Steve Harris and his British Lions.

The band have released the latest track from the new album. Jussy’s Girl oozes the ’80s riffs, which we have come to love from The Darkness.

“Jussy’s Girl is a song about unrequited desires of both the flesh and the heart,” Justin Hawkins told us, “although one could argue that hearts are made out of the same stuff as flesh. You know what I mean, though.

“It’s about an unspeakable longing but sounds like a bloke walking around in his 501s on a sunny day. It’s sad but also carefree.

“Sonically, we were aiming for somewhere between Def Leppard and Billy Ocean. Well, I was. There’s a helicopter in it and an awesome guitar solo. What more could you ask for?”

Earlier, the track Nobody Can See Me Cry was released – check out the guitar solo. “It’s devastating,” Justin said. “I yearn to be seen. On this, I’ll settle for being heard. Listen to this song. It’s brilliant. I should know. I sang it.”

The first track released was the title track, Motorheart, which “rocks harder than anything we’ve done before,” Justin said. “It makes me happy and proud to crank it up and literally shake my Swiss chalet to its foundations.

“Dan did an awesome job on the production, it’ll take your face off, but your skull will be grinning from meatus to meatus. Please, to enjoy.”

Motorheart can be pre-ordered from


17nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,Dome, Brighton

19nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,Winter Gardens, Margate

20nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Bournemouth

21nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

23nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,UEA, Norwich

24nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,Corn Exchange, Cambridge

26nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,The Hexagon, Reading

27nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,The Great Hall, Cardiff

29nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,The Great Hall, Exeter

30nov8:00 pmThe Darkness,G Live, Guildford


02dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Liverpool

03dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Academy, Manchester

04dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Bonus Arena, Hull

06dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Victoria Hall, Stoke

07dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Bristol

09dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Barrowlands, Glasgow

10dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Newcastle

11dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Leeds

13dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Rock City, Nottingham

14dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,O2 Academy, Birmingham

16dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Shepherds Bush, London

17dec8:00 pmThe Darkness,Shepherds Bush, London

Motorheart – Track List

Welcome Tae Glasgae
It’s Love, Jim
The Power And The Glory Of Love
Jussy’s Girl
Sticky Situations
Nobody Can See Me Cry
Speed Of The Nite Time

You Don’t Have To Be Crazy About Me… But It Helps *
It’s A Love Thang (You Wouldn’t Understand) *
So Long *

* – bonus deluxe tracks

Sleeve Notes

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