SPRINGFIELD, MO Thursday Apr.29.2004 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- British rockers The Darkness are back in the states in June to support their debut album, "Permission to Land," which has sold over 500,000 copies. In March and April, the group completed their first American tour, selling out every concert date. This time around, the band will concentrate on the eastern states as well as play two dates in Quebec. They hit the road again starting June 2 in Portsmouth, Virginia and wrap things up in the US on June 25 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Wildhearts, supporting their March release "Riff After Riff," will open for The Darkness.

Tickets for some shows are already on sale, with others going up for grabs in the next couple days. To experience the metal music madness that is The Darkness, buy your tickets pronto. This is one show that is sure to sell out.

Tour Itinerary - US and Canada (per Ticketmaster web site)

02 - Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA - on sale now
03 - Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC – on sale 4/30
05 - The 97x New Rock Spectacle featuring the Darkness – on sale 4/30/04
06 - Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL - on sale now
11 - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS – on sale now
12 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO - on sale 4/30
14 - Promowest Pavilion, Columbus, OH - on sale 5/08
15 - Scene Pavilion, Cleveland, OH - on sale 5/01
17 - Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA - on sale now
21 - L'Agora, Québec City, Québec, Canada – on sale 5/07 (per band's web site)
22 - Verdun Auditorium, Montréal, Québec, Canada - on sale 5/07 (per band's web site)
24 - Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI – on sale 5/01
25 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN – on sale 5/01

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