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The Darkness have reformed,plan to tour in 2011

The Darkness split in 2006 when lead singer Justin Hawkins left to battle drink and drug addictions and then form the glam-rock group Hot Leg.

However, earlier this year all four Darkness members were reunited by the birth of drummer Ed Graham’s son. As a unnamed source told The Sun “Dan and Justin’s falling out was a very bitter affair. They didn’t speak for almost half a decade. But spending time with Ed and his family has reminded them all how close they once were.”

The Sun reported back in May that The Darkness had returned to the studio to demo new material, noting that the band planned to permanently reform if “their [new] stuff is liked by label staff”.

It now seems that the label bosses like what they’ve been hearing and, feeling the love, the quartet have begun rehearsals and hope to head out on the road by this time next year.

Update: Despite several reports that indicated that The Darkness had reformed, it now seems that excitement has clouded the facts.

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Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 6th Jul, 2010

I still listen to Permission to Land, some of the best guitar solo's ever. excellent news.

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 6th Jul, 2010

This makes me so happy. I haven't had a reason to wear my hot pink cat suit for a few years now!

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 6th Jul, 2010

dont people have to care that you broke up in the first place before you reform?

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 6th Jul, 2010

FUCK YES YES YES YES ULTIMATE WIN

belbel

belbel said on the 6th Jul, 2010

love love love this! although i hope they do more similar sorta stuff to their 1st album didnt think much of the 2nd and i admit to kinda missing their original bassist lol

ohhh high school memories!

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 6th Jul, 2010



get your hands of my darkness motherfucker.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 6th Jul, 2010

Permission To Land was,no joke,a quality album.

Great classic rock tribute/send-up.

Trent Slatter

Trent Slatter said on the 6th Jul, 2010

i love their first album. but hate the second one.

i have mixed feelings about this.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jul, 2010

tour has been cancelled as Hawkins can no longer fit in his spandex.

grattan

grattan said on the 6th Jul, 2010

Update: Hawkins denies reunion rumours

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 6th Jul, 2010

This would've been so grand :(
What a fun band they once were!

arbibie

arbibie said on the 6th Jul, 2010

AWESOME! I'll be first in line for tix

Alexphotosite

Alexphotosite said on the 6th Jul, 2010



Good luck with that! Yeah and I'll be fist in line for tickets to The Smiths -w- Stone Roses double bill!