The Darkness Put the Fun Back Into Rock

The Darkness play an energetic and fun set at Terminal 5 in support of their third studio album "Hot Cakes," their first studio album in seven years.

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Justin leaps off of drummer Ed Graham's drum riser. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Darkness play a show in support of their third studio album "Hot Cakes" at Terminal 5. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The first band to take the stage for the show was Philadelphia rockers Sweatheart. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Each of Sweatheart's members wore a different type of costume on stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Their set even included a dancer and an animatronic keyboard player. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band's theatrical set was the perfect fit to be opening up for The Darkness. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Sweatheart's drummer dressed in a medieval knight costume. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The next band on the bill were The Dirty Pearls, who call New York their home. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Dirty Pearls loved to pose for the camera including this shot of guitarist Sunny Climbs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Dougie Wright does an intense hair flip while playing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist Tommy Mokas and singer Tommy London get close to each other for a photo. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Marty E. pointed right into the lens of the camera, making sure that we got the perfect shot. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Tommy London stares right down the lens of my camera towards the end of the band's third song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Darkness teased the audience by playing two intro songs before they came out - Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town" and ABBA's "Arrival". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Frankie Poullain hasn't changed his hairstyle a bit since the band's 6 year hiatus. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Vocalist Justin Hawkins was a fireball of energy throughout the night, frequently running around the stage, coming right to the edge to sing or play a riff on the guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist Dan Hawkins, just like the rest of the band, was a sharp as ever. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Justin leaps off of drummer Ed Graham's drum riser. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Darkness' set focused mainly on their first and third albums and also included a cover of Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)". Photos by Michel Dussack
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As expected, when it came time for the band to play "I Believe in a Thing Called Love", the venue practically exploded with excitement. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, the crowd stuck around afterwards to see the band return for a three song encore. While The Darkness may have been skyrocketed to fame by one song, they've more than proven that their entire catalog is just as good. Photos by Michel Dussack
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