English hard-rockers The Darkness played the first show of their three-date New Zealand tour last night at The Powerstation in Auckland joined by recently reformed rockers Push Push. Flamboyant frontman Justin Hawkins brought his A-game for the show, squeezing himself into a skintight electric purple jumpsuit and while the rest of the band weren't as sartorially outlandish they were no slouches on the stage, going guns blazing for the energetic live performance.
The addition of the reunited Push Push to the bill was a small stroke of genius. Mikey Havoc and his crew don’t take themselves too seriously either. After all, they are everyone's favorite High School joke. The looked and sounded like they were having a ball. Their lack of stage experience caught up with them when they were forced to wait while a malfunctioning computer was made to behave…leaving both band and audience silent for a few moments. But other than that, a good time was had, and they left the stage trippin’ (LOL).
All Photos by Trevor Villers