English rockers The Darkness are to play Dublin's Vicar Street on Thursday 2 October.

The band will release their debut album, 'Permission To Land', this Friday, 11 July.

The Darkness have also been added to the bill for the Metallica/Linkin Park concert that will take place in the RDS on Wednesday 20 August.

Tickets for their Vicar Street gig, priced €22.50, are available from outlets nationwide.