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23 February 2024

The Darkness Visit The Gibson Garage London: Watch

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The Darkness take viewers on a full tour of the new Gibson Garage London before its official opening this weekend in a new episode of Gibson TV’s The Scene, watch below.

order permission to land… again (20th anniversary edition) here

The ultimate guitar experience and destination for music lovers across the globe, the Gibson Garage London marks the first-ever Gibson flagship store outside of the US and follows the successful opening of the Gibson Garage Nashville. The Gibson Garage London is located at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, UK, just off Oxford Street, and is open daily.

The episode sees as Mark Agnesi and The Darkness tour through the entire new Gibson Garage London flagship store, including the state-of-the-art performance stage, the Gibson Gallery, the Made-to-Measure room, the dedicated Acoustic, Epiphone, and Kramer areas, as well as the hidden Gibson Artist Lounge which houses a collection of rare guitars, a piano and a secret bar, all tucked behind a replica of a traditional red phone box.

Last year, The Darkness released a deluxe reissue of their debut album Permission to Land in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The 4xCD+DVD deluxe reissue featured rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, and live albums from three of the Darkness’ early 2000s London shows: one at the Astoria in 2003, one at Knebworth Park in support of Robbie Williams in 2003, and a 2004 Wembley Arena concert. The DVD portion of Permission to Land… Again included footage of the Knebworth and Astoria shows, a documentary, music videos, and behind-the-scenes footage from the years surrounding Permission to Land’s release.

The documentary, Welcome to The Darkness, was also released. Director Simon Emmett (Underhill) followed the band on their long, rocky and hilarious comeback trail. From a small pub gig in the middle of nowhere with the ambition of performing at packed arena shows once again, Welcome to The Darkness shows the stark reality of a ‘cult band’ struggling to recapture former glory.

order permission to land… again (20th anniversary edition) here

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