Mar 17, 2016
This April the US gets a taste of something that's been missing from it's pallet for a while and that folks would be The Darkness returning to America! It's no secret we here at Concert Confessions are HUGE fans of the UK's own mythological rock gods as we've covered them most recently here along with reviews happening here , here, and of course here. They're too much fun to miss when they come to town.
“If music and good times are in your soul, come see ... Read More
Mar 26, 2013
Returning to Brooklyn taking place in Prospect Park May 17th through the 19th will be The Great GoogaMooga Festival. And the price is right: the Saturday and Sunday of this event can easily cost you Zero dollars if you choose to register between April 1st and 3rd with winners being selected on April 10th. You get to rock out to acts like The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sharon Van Etten, Matt & Kim and many many more. There's a good ... Read More
Mar 8, 2013
The Darkness are coming back to America! Well, for a seven date swing anyway. This May the band will make their way through North Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Upstate New York before closing the small leg of shows in Montreal (that's Canada). If you're not good at reading flyers, check the dates below. And below that, check out sweet photos of past Darkness concerts we've covered for you here at Concert Confessions.
The Darkness May 2013 North America Tour Dates:
5/10 Raleigh, NC // Lincoln ... Read More
Nov 7, 2012
The Darkness Set To Return To North America In 2013
The Darkness will return to the U.S. in 2013, and it will be for more than two dates. This morning the band shared with a list of Tour Dates they've mapped out for next year. We're in America, so we'll focus on the North American dates, which bring LA and NYC no love, but rather headed up the east coast through FL to Minnesota with stops Atlantic City, Boston and Atlanta along the way before ... Read More
Oct 22, 2012
The Darkness (w/ The Dirty Pearls & Sweatheart) - 10/21/2012
Terminal 5 - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
Well, today was another case of me being on my way to a bitchin' rock show while one of my professional sports teams loses in heartbreaking fashion. Thursday was the Yankees, and before tonight's show kicked off the Jets had lost in overtime. Speaking of the show- Hello everyone, and welcome to the 80th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series (I'm told ... Read More
Aug 6, 2012
The Darkness Announce Two Fall 2012 North American Shows
After two successful tours of the United States earlier this year, The Darkness are set to return for two nights this fall. With the band en route to South America, the hard rockers will play in the major media markets known as New York and Los Angeles. As you can see in the above poster, tickets go on sale later this week.
To check out our extensive coast to coast coverage of The Darkness from earlier this ... Read More
Apr 10, 2012
The Darkness To Open For Lady Gaga On European Tour
Talk about an odd way to wake up.
As per their official website, The Darkness will open for Lady Gaga for a slew of dates in Europe.
"The Darkness are honoured to announce their addition to the bill as main support for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour 2012." -TheActualDarkness.Com
Now those dates are only in Europe, so we won't be getting that show on this side of the pond. Quite frankly not sure how many people ... Read More
Mar 27, 2012
The Darkness Add A Few More US Tour Dates
The Darkness are favorites of most of the writers here at Concert Confessions. We have reviews from New York City, California, Seattle-all shows blowing our collective minds along with opening the world up to the epicness that is Foxy Shazam, who opened for them.
So we're glad to report that as per the Darkness Website, they've added 8 more U.S. dates, included stops at the Infield Festival, Rock On The Range, and Rocklohoma. Here are ... Read More
Feb 26, 2012
The Darkness w/ Crown Jewel Defense & Foxy Shazam 02/25/12
Neptune Theater - Seattle, CA
Words/Photos by Thenaturalstoner & Mr Sparkly
If you're a regular visitor to Concert Confessions, you may have noticed a recurring theme throughout February. On our website, individual Twitter feeds, and the official Concert Confessions facebook page, there has been a lot of talk about The Darkness, the UK rockers who hit the scene in 2003 with the infectious tune "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." So here you go, ... Read More
Feb 20, 2012
The Darkness (w/ Crown Jewel Defense and Fox Shazam) 02/19/12
House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
I have a shocking confession to make. For a brief period in time I lied and claimed I had seen The Darkness when they played at The Roxy. It was silly I know, but I just wanted to be cool. By dumb luck I was out of town when The Darkness returned and played the Fonda and then they broke up and my dream ... Read More
Feb 5, 2012
On the same evening that New York Jets Running Back Curtis Martin get's elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, can you believe that's only the second best thing that happened today? Well, The 64th installment of the Jay Pork Never Ending Concert Series may have had something to do with that. Tonight brings us to Irving Plaza in NYC for an epic evening with The Darkness! Along with Foxy Shazam (Which 'thenaturalstoner' praises for their latest stellar release), and I ... Read More
Dec 5, 2011
The Darkness Return To North America with 2012 Tour
The Darkness is returning to North America. Best known for their 2003 hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” the four piece group will be performing songs from their first two albums, as well as new songs from a release expected to hit shelves in 2012. When asked about the trek, the bands guitarist/lead singer was quoted as saying “We literally cannot wait to hit back in the U.S. and Canada. We loved ... Read More
Nov 9, 2014
Prof, Dem Atlas and DJ Fundo
The Blue Note, Columbia, MO 11/04/2014
words/photos by BeezNutz
The Blue Note in Columbia, MO is a gem of a concert venue. It is a old beautiful theater converted into a concert night club. For the past 40 years it has been owned by Richard King and he has done a wonderful job of running it. November 4th 2014 marked a new day in its illustrious history. It was sold to the new ownership who runs the note from ... Read More
Dec 31, 2012
In 2012 I exchanged maxing out my credit card with Ticketmaster and instead maxed it out on diapers. In June I became a first time father which meant my sleepless nights were spent with an infant in my arms instead of next to the PA. Despite the life change I still managed to see some great gigs.
10) Baroness/Meshuggah 05/05/12
Nothing say Cinco De Mayo on the Sunset Strip like the double shot of Baroness and Meshuggah. The House of Blues was sold out ... Read More
Dec 27, 2012
thenaturalstoners Top 10 Shows of 2012
Hello again dear readers, how are ya?!? 2012 was a pretty interesting year for me... saw lots of great shows, my dogs turned 5 (fucking 5!!) years old, and my house flooded while I was in Canada, displacing me from my home for over a month. All of these experiences are what life is all about though, and this list below details some of these adventures in my top 10 musical sets of the year. Besides ... Read More
Sep 19, 2012
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators with Foxy Shazam - 09/18/2012
Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
“The essence of “cool” that is Slash cannot be matched”. That's a phrase typed by this very music fan posing as a journalist in a social media world, after walking out on the band currently touring under the moniker of Guns N' Roses during their encore at Izod Center last November. Well, after tonight that phrase cannot sing any more true ... Read More
May 17, 2012
Foxy Shazam- 05/16/2012
Bowery Ballroom -New York City
Words/Photos By Jay Porks
Usually for me, the opening bands at shows are a time for me to get annoyed-quickly. Yet somehow back in February when I saw The Darkness, there was just something about Foxy Shazam. Something about them that made me want to learn more. How long have I been missing out on this? Then, the band headlined there own tour and hit the places like Seattle, and Utah where I was able to read ... Read More
Feb 29, 2012
Foxy Shazam Lines Up 2012 Spring US Tour Dates
The Church of MOTHER FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL is heading back out on the road. Fresh off a US tour with The Darkness which featured sold out balls to the wall full on ass kicking shows in New York, St. Louis, West Hollywood and Seattle, Foxy Shazam has lined up tour dates that bring the band from coast to coast. Joining the Cincinnati Ohio based rockers on the trek will be Maniac & Cadaver ... Read More
Feb 24, 2012
There's a venue in New York City located at 204 Varick Street called S.O.B.'s that will probably not show up in any more Jay Porks Experiences... We're here for DMX's Return To New York City Presented by Ghetto Metal ( Twitter: @ghettometal) tonight. The SOLD OUT S.O.B.'s I should say, as the tickets for this 400 person capacity venue are gone. I remember in High School circa 2000 when I was introduced to DMX in ... Read More
Feb 15, 2012
FOXY SHAZAM 02/13/2012 OFF BROADWAY, ST. LOUIS, MO
words/photos/videos/setlist by: BeezNutz
It had been almost 2 years since Foxy Shazam hit the wonderful streets of St. Louis and graced us with their presence. They have recently released a new album " Church Of Rock And Roll " on January 24th of this year. They are currently on tour with The Darkness.
They announced a headlining show at a great venue called Off Broadway in St. Louis. My friend Mike and I quickly requested off ... Read More
Feb 2, 2012
Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed
Check Out The Lineup For The 2013 Rock On The Range Festival By Clicking Here!
Most events held at Crew Stadium in Columbus are trash. I say that because we all know that Ohio State Football is a joke. What is not a joke (minus a few bands) is the lineup for the 2012 Rock on the Range concert. To be held on May 18th and 19th, highlights of the line up include, The Darkness, Down, Megadeth, ... Read More
Sep 26, 2011
TV on the Radio/Arctic Monkeys/Panda Bear/Warpaint/Smith Westerns 09/25/11
Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
A few months ago my wife called and informed me she had purchased tickets for some hipster-fest at the Hollywood Bowl. As she read the initial lineup, I was forced to swallow down my own vomit. Really, you want me to sit through TV on the Radio, Smith Westerns and someone with Panda in the name who doesn’t play for the San Francisco Giants? To make things ... Read More
Jul 22, 2011
Well THAT was an ordeal! The schlep that is the 51st edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us to Homedel, NJ and the PNC Bank Arts Center to see Untity Tour 2011: 311 with special guests Sublime W/ Rome.. how could this not be fun? It's summertime, we have a scorcher out there today getting near 100 at several occasions today(and not cooling off as the sun went down). One of the few days I bust ... Read More
Jan 3, 2011
It was plenty chilly outside, but inside, it was a warm and captivating evening. The Jeanne Wagner Theater in downtown Salt Lake City showcased Nina Cooley and Tiffany Draper, the Celtic flutists of Stonecircle. Yes, there were fiddles, vocalists, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, bodhrans, whistles, and guitars, but the flutes rocked my world for about two or so hours Saturday night.
Before I go an inch further down this post, I must confess, I have played (Western concert) flute since the age of 10. ... Read More
Mar 20, 2016
Disturbed returned to their fans after a five-year hiatus. Along with that, they brought their first new album since 2010 titled, Immortalized. Disturbed announced a short run of tour dates and one of those stops was The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. With the show sold out months ahead of time, this was set to be an unforgettable night!
After dealing with the venue's terrible/non-existent air conditioning system the whole night, fans were getting restless and were shouting the band's name prior to ... Read More
Nov 15, 2015
Legendary Danish heavy metal king King Diamond announced another USA tour after just being on this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. To make this occasion extra special, King Diamond performed the entire Abigail album which is one of his greatest accomplishments. Along with him he brought thrash metal legends Exodus to add even more metal to an already amazing night. The previous night sold out within days and so day two was added and I was given the opportunity to attend.
Exodus is a ... Read More