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The Darkness to release ‘Permission to Land … Again’ 20th Anniversary reissue


The Darkness will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Permission to Land with a deluxe reissue dubbed ‘Permission to Land … Again,’ arriving on Oct. 6.

‘Permission to Land … Again’ will be available as a five-LP set, a four-CD/DVD set, a two-CD set and digitally. The four-CD/DVD set contains the original album, B-sides, previously unreleased demos and live albums from the Darkness’ 2003 show at London’s Astoria, their 2003 Knebworth performance in support of Robbie Williams and a 2004 set at Wembley Arena.  Frontman Justin Hawkins said in a statement: “When Permission to Land landed, 20 short years ago, we were bathed in shock and awe  As if by magic, rock wasn’t dead! Fun wasn’t banned! And Spandex was almost acceptable again. Well, guess what? Twenty years on, the same rules apply. So please to squeeze yourselves into those inappropriate leggings, back-comb your mullet, splash on a big handful of attitude and come celebrate with us! We promise everything and we deliver every time. Bring on the next 20! The Darkness. The best. For you. Forever.”

The Darkness will also be hitting the road on the ‘Permission to Land 20’ North American tour this fall, kicking off on Oct. 3 in San Francisco and concluding on Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.

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