The Darkness and Raveneye review and photos – House of Blues Las Vegas – Back To The USSA


There was a packed House of Blues in Vegas last night and The Darkness certainly didn’t disappoint the eager crowd. As flamboyant as ever Justin Hawkins ruled the stage while the band embraced rock and roll in party like fashion. Supporting their recent release Last of Our Kind The Darkness rolled through Las Vegas continuing to Arizona on the Back to the USSA tour.

The House of Blues Las Vegas is always a great place to see a show with great sound, energy and feel.

On the heels of their Fall 2015 North American tour, mythological UK rock band The Darkness – Justin Hawkins (vocals, guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Rufus Taylor (drums) – are set to reignite American stages on the Back To The USSA tour. The trek in support of new album Last of Our Kind, promises to reinforce The Darkness’ reputation as one of the mightiest live bands in the world. Back To The USSA tickets are on sale via:

Last of Our Kind, released June 2015 via Kobalt Label Services, is an album of unparalleled beauty and power bursting with exhilarating riffs, magnificent melodies and very high voices – as you would expect of these rock mega-gods.


What a great performance UK powerhouse Raveneye put on to get the crowd ready for The Darkness. Raven eye is definitely one of those bands to keep your eye on with an awesome sound and style. They just lit up the House of Blues in Las Vegas with an energetic and engaging set that I didn’t want to end. Oli Brown captivated the audience with his great voice and charisma while drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Speirs were a perfect compliment to a fantastic live show.

RavenEye continue to celebrate the success of their self-titled debut EP which is still riding high on the Amazon best sellers list. Late last year, the Salt Lake City Tribune said of the band, “British three-piece RavenEye sound like the illicit love-child of Wolfmother and Crobot… Singer/guitarist Oli Brown proved both a capable shredder and a captivating frontman, drawing in the audience”.

Even though he’s still only 25 years old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani. Mojo Magazine hailed Oli as, “the hottest young pistol in British blues’ and Classic Rock Magazine described him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today”. He has recorded the 5 tracks on “Breaking Out” late last year, before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers and to take the songs out live – et voilà – RavenEye was born.

Filled with deep, bluesy grooves which invoke giants such as Zeppelin and Soundgarden, the band (who only formed a year ago) are winning fans around the world with their huge sound and killer live shows.




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Crossroads at House of Blues:
A new dining experience featuring a menu created by noted celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. He is known to millions of television viewers for his popular appearances on numerous Food Network shows and culinary events across the country.

Incorporating flavors from all over the world, Chef Aarón has created new signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, meatball sliders, hand stretched grilled flatbreads, chile braised short ribs and street tacos.

Previous House of Blues dining favorites like jambalaya remain on the menu and Chef Aarón has also created updated versions of House of Blues staples like cornbread, pulled pork sandwiches and signature burgers that feature unique twists.

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