The Darkness was in town last night to rock the hell out of the Corona. Just like last week's Airbourne concert (who were originally supposed to open for the colourful British before deciding to go on their own tour), the gig was a wild one!
Wearing a shockingly striking black and white striped one-piece suite and cracking jokes in a slightly broken French for more than half of his interventions, the charismatic singer Justin Hawkins showed that he is a well round-up entertainer who, aside from his incredible vocal range, can play guitar amazingly well (even behind his head), perform tricks such as clapping his feet while doing a hand stand, or move with the sex-appeal of a young Mick Jagger!
Opening with Every Inch of You, from their latest opus Hot Cakes, it didn't take long for the party to get started. With a setlist well balanced between their three albums, the pieces from their debut Permission to Land, like Black Shuck, Get Your Hands Off my Woman, Givin' Up and I Believe in a Thing Called Love, were however the ones that got the best reactions from the crowd. In addition to their own compositions, the band also performed a surprisingly excellent, almost-metal version of Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out) which was definitely appreciated by the fans of both bands!
Many jokes, songs and musical improvisations to the crowd's cheering later, the band concluded with an extended version of Love on the Rocks With No Ice, or L'amour sur les rochers sans glaçon as Hawkins presented it, an awesome finale to the hour and forty-five minutes of pure delight that had just passed!