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The Darkness are an English hard rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk that came about in 2000. They evolved from a progressive/indie band called Empire after sacking Empire's lead singer for musical differences and then experiencing a period of inactivity. Originally comprising lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist Justin Hawkins, his guitarist and backing vocalist brother Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Ed Graham, the band released the UK number-one album "Permission to Land" in July 2003 before Poullain was replaced by Richie Edwards and the band released "One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back" in November 2005, which reached number 11 in the chart. After announcing their split in 2006, The Darkness will return in 2011 by releasing their third album and touring the UK.
March 15, 2011
The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has said he is “gobsmacked and overwhelmed” by the response to the band's reunion. The group announced this morning (March 14) that they had reformed in their original line-up to record a new album. Read more
March 15, 2011
The Darkness have confirmed that they have reunited in their original line-up following a five year break. The band of brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham will record a new album this spring, a statement said. Read more
March 11, 2011
The Darkness have reformed in their original line-up after brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins resolved a long-running dispute. No official announcement has been made about their plans, but the band have launched new website, theactualdarkness.com. Read more
July 6, 2010
Justin Hawkins has denied reports that his former band The Darkness are set to reform. On Monday, The Sun claimed the group had decided to get back together after Hawkins and his bandmate and brother Dan resolved a long-running feud. Read more
July 5, 2010
The Darkness are set to reform after brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins resolved their feud, it's been reported. Justin left the group in 2006 in order to undergo rehabilitation for drug addiction, but the rest of the band carried on without him. Read more
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