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Lowestoft Band ‘The Darkness’ announces they are the opening act for Lady Gaga during her up and coming Born This Way Ball Tour – 2012.

Lowestoft Glam rock band The Darknes were prominent in 2003 when their debut album was released  ‘Permission to Land’.

The album was backed by successful singles including ‘ I believe in a thing called love’, ‘Growing on me’ and ‘Get your hands off my woman’.

It was certified quadruple platinum in the UK with sales of over 1.300,000.

In August 2006 the lead singer Justin Hawkins departed from the band and was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic in concern of his health.

On 15th March 2011 The Darkness officially announced that the band would reunite with all the original members.

“I’ve been living with my Lady Gaga secret for many moons and its such a relief to be able to tell folk at last. I was beginning to go insane”, said Justin Hawkins.

In an interview in January 2012 Justin Hawkins had said the band had almost completed recording their third album.

The band will join Lady Gaga in Bulgaria in August wrapping up in Spain on October 6th.

The Darkness will be playing at festivals across the UK and Europe including a outdoor gig at Thetford Forrest in Suffolk prior to meeting up with Lady Gaga.