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26 October 2023

‘Welcome To The Darkness’ Documentary Trailer Shared: Watch

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The trailer for Welcome to The Darkness, a warts’n’all feature-length documentary about British rockers, The Darkness, has been shared, watch below.

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

Welcome to The Darkness is coming to cinemas nationwide on 9 November for one night only, plus encores. It will also be available on digital download and Blu-ray from 4 December.

In 2003, British rockers The Darkness took the world by storm with their smash hit single I Believe In A Thing Called Love and the award-winning, chart-topping, multi-platinum debut album Permission to Land. Then, at the height of their fame in 2006, the band split up and fell off the music radar.

Nine years later, director, and renowned celebrity portrait and beauty photographer, 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.

20 years on from their platinum-selling debut, Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins, eccentric bassist Frankie Poullain, and new drummer Rufus Taylor tell their story, in their own words of their comeback tale.

With unprecedented access, unseen archive footage, and intimate interviews filmed over eight years, Welcome to The Darkness is a tongue-in-cheek reflection on fame, failure, friendship and forgiveness. At its heart, this is a unique account of a band of brothers who are still haunted by the demons that ripped them apart. A band who can defiantly laugh in the face of adversities in their ultimate quest for happiness and redemption.

The Darkness recently released a deluxe reissue of their debut album Permission to Land in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The 4xCD+DVD deluxe reissue features 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 will include 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.

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

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