The NorVa                                                                Norfolk, VA.  April 25, 2018

The Darkness & Diarrhea Planet rocked The NorVA  in Norfolk, VA on Wednesday.

 

 

The show….

 

Absolutely AMAZING!!

 

No Other Words Needed.

 

The sound was marvelous!

 

Lighting on point!

 

Performance = Completely Dazzling!!

 

 

The opening act, Diarrhea Planet was high energy and remarkable!

 

LOVE when bands are very interactive with their audience and both of these bands were.

 

A couple of the members of Diarrhea Planet jumped in the crowd and crowd surfed for a bit.

 

If you haven’t seen either of these bands….GOO! Hurry, Run…the show is beyond entertaining!

 

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The Darkness are a British rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk, formed in 2000. The band consists of Justin Hawkins (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (guitar, backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). The Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003. Backed by the singles "I Believe in a Thing Called Love", "Growing on Me", "Get Your Hands off My Woman", and "Love is Only a Feeling", the album was certified quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 1,300,000. In 2004 the band won three Brit Awards: Best British Group, Best British Rock Act, and Best British Album.

 

After extensive touring in support of their debut album, Poullain left the band in 2005, and was replaced by former guitar technician Richie Edwards. The band's second studio album, One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back, was released in November 2005. The following year, Justin Hawkins departed from the band after successfully completing a course of rehabilitation from alcohol and cocaine abuse. As a result, the remaining members formed Stone Gods, and continued to perform and record without Hawkins, who subsequently fronted his own project, Hot Leg.

 

On 15 March 2011, The Darkness announced reunion shows, with original bassist Frankie Poullain, including Download Festival 2011, and the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. Their third album, Hot Cakes, was released on 20 August 2012. Ed Graham has since left the band, feeling the strain of touring was affecting his personal life, in which he had pressing issues. In 2015 a fourth studio album was announced, entitled Last of Our Kind, which was released on 2 June 2015. Then, in 2017, the band announced a fifth album was in the works—Pinewood Smile was released on 6 October 2017.  [Wikipedia]

 

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Diarrhea Planet is an American six-piece garage punk band from Nashville, Tennessee, United States, formed in 2009. The band is composed of singer-guitarist Jordan Smith, guitarist-singer Emmett Miller, guitarist Evan Bird, guitarist-singer Brent Toler, bassist Mike Boyle, and drummer Ian Bush. Diarrhea Planet has described its sound as "pop played through the filter of heavy metal" and have cited influences such as Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and Dokken. Diarrhea Planet has drawn wide acclaim for their rowdy live shows, which occasionally feature covers of Bruce Springsteen and Third Eye Blind.  [Wikipedia]

 

Photos By: Melissa Bradley

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Photos By: Melissa Bradley

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