The Darkness announce 25 new tour dates

Dan and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness perform at HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London in 2011 Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

East Anglian rock band The Darkness are to tour the UK and Ireland in the winter finishing in Northampton and Norwich.

The band are playing some smaller venues following shows in major cities in March.

In a statement, The Darkness said that following some smaller American gigs "the band was reminded how much they enjoyed the sweat and heat of the club show environment."

The band will play Roadmenders in Northampton on 14 December 2013 and the University of East Anglia in Norwich on 16 December.