Isle Of Man Today: The Darkness all set to hit Villa


We The Darkness are very much looking forward to playing on the Isle Of Man,’ exclaimed frontman Justin Hawkins ahead of the band’s gig at the Villa Marina on Saturday.

By Lottie Ray
Published on 30/05/2013 12:12

‘We’ve never been there before, and it’s always nice to see new faces and then attempt to melt them with a degree of rock-based fabulousness. Or something.’

He added: ‘The fact that the TT is on at the same time is just more added bonus! Our only previous knowledge of the event is learned solely from a TT-based George Formby film. Hopefully we’ll get to watch some racing while we’re there.’

The British glam rock band, which formed in 2000 and found chart success in 2003 with I Believe in a Thing Called Love, reunited two years ago following a split in 2006. Their third album Hot Cakes was released last summer and now they are on the road again.

‘This show kicks off a summer which will be packed with writing and hopefully recording, with a small handful of shows and festivals scattered throughout,’ explained Justin. ‘And then comes the end of the year, and… well plans for late 2013 are currently under wraps!’

The band, from Lowestoft in Suffolk, also consists of Justin’s brother Dan Hawkins (guitar, backing vocals), Richie Edwards (bass, backing vocals) and Ed Graham (drums).

Tickets for the show, which starts at 8pm, cost £30 or £35 to include an after show party at the Villa. Support will come from former World Superbike champion James Toseland. Pop into the Sea Terminal Welcome Centre, call 600555 or visit

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