Frankie Poullain of THE DARKNESS talks ‘Motorheart’ and Australian tour

Multi-platinum UK rock icons 
The Darkness will be returning to Australia & New Zealand this October in support of their latest album ‘Motorheart’.

With dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland & Wellington already sold out or close to it, fans will be treated to songs from the band’s new album Motorheart, along with slaying their award-winning, platinum-selling hit singles including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’– a true spectacle to behold. 

The Everblack Podcast spoke to The Darkness bass slinger Frankie Poullain about their new album ‘Motorheart’, much anticipated return down under, memories of their first tour here for the Big Day Out, secret to growing a killer moustache and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here :


The Darkness have just confirmed that The Southern River Band (AU only) and
Mini Simmons (NZ only) will be joining them on their Motorheart tour!

The Southern River Band holds an iconic status with their guitar fuelled madness and howling rock ‘n’ roll with a side of DGAF humorous attitude that has seen them build an irrefutable reputation for delivering one of Australia’s best live acts around.

High-energy retro blues-rock five-piece Mini Simmons have been bringing a colourful ’70s West Coast vibe, establishing themselves firmly as one of the premier live acts in the NZ music scene selling out headlining shows around the country!


Tues 11 Oct: Melb (2nd Show) Forum Melbourne – Low Tix
Tues 12 Oct: Melb Forum Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Fri 14 Oct: Perth Astor Theatre Perth – SOLD OUT
Sat 15 Oct: Adelaide Thebarton Theatre – Selling Fast
Sun 16 Oct: Sydney Enmore Theatre – Selling Fast
Tues 18 Oct: Canberra Kambri at ANU – Low Tix
Wed 18 Oct: Brisbane The Tivoli Brisbane – SOLD OUT
Fri 21 Oct: Wellington The Hunter Lounge – 50 TIX LEFT
Sat 22 Oct: Auckland Powerstation – Low Tix

Get them before they are gone at

Don’t miss your chance to come and hang out with the band before the show!

? Attend soundcheck
? Q&A interrogation session
? Dashing photo with the band
? Chance to perform a song with them on stage!
Strictly limited number of VIP tickets per show