The Darkness Entire New Album Available For Streaming; Album Due Out August 21

The Darkness are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Hot Cakes, due out next Tuesday, August 21 on Wind-up Records. The British rock group will premiere the entire album exclusively today on Rolling Stone.com (click here to listen to Hot Cakes). Fans can also pre-order Hot Cakes this week via iTunes. The group’s first single “Everybody Have A Good Time” is currently in radio rotation and can be heard here.

The Darkness is also teaming up with Indaba Music and Revolver magazine for an Epic Guitar Solo contest. Fans can record their own epic guitar solo over “Everybody Have a Good Time.” One lucky fan will win a signed Epiphone guitar, a $750.00 cash prize and much more. Enter now through September 4; voting begins September 4 and ends September 18.

Hot Cakes was produced by the band’s Justin and Dan Hawkins with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin.

The Darkness kick off a world tour with Lady Gaga today, August 14 in Bulgaria. In October, the group will return to the U.S. for two special shows: Sunday, October 21 in New York City at Terminal 5 and Wednesday, October 24 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. See all confirmed dates so far below, and tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com.

The full track listing for Hot Cakes is as follows:

1. Every Inch Of You
2. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
3. With A Woman
4. Keep Me Hangin' On
5. Livin' Each Day Blind
6. Everybody Have A Good Time
7. She Just A Girl Eddie
8. Forbidden Love
9. Concrete
10. Street Spirit
11. Love is Not The Answer

The Darkness shows and Festivals 2012:
All dates below, with LADY GAGA, except *. 

Tue, 8/14
Sofia, Bulgaria
Vasil Levski National Stadium

Thu, 8/16
Bucharest, Romania
Arena Nationala Stadium

Sat, 8/18
Vienna, Austria
Wiener Stadhalle

Tue, 8/21
Vilnius, Lithuania
Vingis Park

Thu, 8/23
Riga, Latvia
Mezaparks

Sat, 8/25
Tallinn
Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Mon, 8/27
Helsinki, Finland
Hartwell Arena

Thu
8/30
Stockholm, Sweden
Ericsson Globe

Sun, 9/2
Copenhagen, Denmark
Parken Stadium

Tue, 9/4
Koln, Germany
Lanxess Arena

Sat, 9/8
London, UK
Twickenham

Tue, 9/11
Manchester, UK
Evening News Arena

Sat, 9/15
Dublin. Ireland
Aviva Stadium

Mon, 9/17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ziggo Dome

Sat, 9/22
Paris, France
Stade de France

Mon, 9/24
Hannover, Germany
TUI Arena

Wed, 9/26
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion

Sat, 9/29
Antwerp, Belgium
Sportpaleis

Tue, 10/2
Milan, Italy
Mediolanum Forum

Thu, 10/4
Nice, France
Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Sat, 10/6
Barcelona, Spain
Palau St Jordi

*Sun, 10/21
New York, NY
Terminal 5
*HEADLINING SHOW

*Wed, 10/24
Los Angeles, CA
Club Nokia
*HEADLINING SHOW

Fri, 10/26
Mexico City, Mexico
Foro Sol

Tue, 10/30
San Juan, Puerto Rico
José Miguel Agrelot  Coliseum

Fri, 11/9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Parque dos Atletas

Sun, 11/11
Sao Paulo,Brazil
Estádio do Morumbi

Fri, 11/16
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estadio River Plate

Tue, 11/20
Santiago, Chile
Estadio Nacional de Santiago

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