The Darkness have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas.” The event will take place at the Indigo at The O2 in London, UK on December 18 at 8 p.m. GMT.
Frontman Justin Hawkins commented:
“Okay, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter. And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah? Christmas is coming, and nothing says joy and surprise like The Darkness rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year live to you from the IndigO2 in London town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and rock music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.
Expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event — check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally. Let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. GMT on November 27 via AXS. Notably, a limited amount of people will be able to attend the show in person with social distancing requirements in place. Those fans are encouraged to show up in Christmas themed fancy dress. The performance will also be recorded and released as a live album, titled “Streaming Of A White Christmas,” in April 2021. That effort can be pre-ordered HERE.
In other news, The Darkness have also teamed up with Signature Brew to create a new beer called “Bells End.” Guitarist Dan Hawkins said the following about the seasonal bitter ale:
“The tasting session for Bells End went well. It was a big night and we tried every ale that we could think of. We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time. Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run-up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintry beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”