THE DARKNESS To Reunite For Festival Gig!

By on 15 March, 2011

Brit rockers The Darkness have confirmed they are reforming for a festival appearance this summer, and are working on tracks for a new album. Fans can rejoice!

The band split in 2006 over frontman Justin Hawkins‘ drug problems, and they were rumoured to be planning a reunion after launching a brand spanking new official website earlier this month.

Now the reformed group have issued a statement confirming all four original members are back together and are scheduled to play at the U.K.’s Download Festival in June 2011. A third album is also currently in the works!

The statement says:

“Following a five-year hiatus, The Darkness will make their return to the world stage on Friday 10th June 2011 at Donington Park where the band will keep the main stage warm for Def Leppard at this year’s Download Festival.

“Prior to this event, The Darkness will be locked in (a)… studio working on tracks that will in time become the band’s third album. For the avoidance of doubt, The Darkness is: Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Ed Graham.”

And Hawkins told BBC Newsbeat that the reunion has been planned for months:

“It was frustrating for a long time to not be able to tell anybody because we’ve had to sort of keep it a secret. It was like a forbidden romance without the trail.”

Are there actually any The Darkness fans left out there?

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