Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Darkness & The River 68s, Bristol O2 Academy, 13th Dec 2015

Shot for Dalle APRF. 

This THE most packed gig I've ever seen at Bristol Academy - and a very welcome return to The Darkness in theSouth West, having last played Bath Pavillion in 2013. 

The River 68's had their blues drenched harmonies ringing through the venue, warming the audience with their summery West Coast melodies. 

Strutting on stage fully suited and booted, The Darkness ripped into 'Barbarian,' the explosive first single from their latest album "The Last of Our Kind," with their own lighting rig in full force and didn't slow down. 

Ever the charismatic showman, Justin Hawkins admitted that he'd never been so ill during a show, not that it dampened his performance any - in his impressive black and white striped suit, he cut a figure quite similar to Freddie Mercury. 

I've loved The Darkness since they first burst of Lowestoft in 2003, and could resist the chance to capture them in action. Welcome back lads, hopefully see you up the Steelhouse mountain! 

The River 68's

The Darkness

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