The Darkness to reform in 2009?

Justin Hawkins and co supposedly consider dusting off their catsuits

The Darkness are considering reforming for a new album and tour, according to newspaper reports.

The band, who split in 2006, are apparently considering an offer made by the US entrepreneur behind the Dubai Desert Rocks festival to tour in 2009, reports The Sun.

However, bitter internal disputes between all four band members may put any possible reunion in jeopardy.


Relations between singer Justin Hawkins and brother/guitarist Dan Hawkins have apparently been strained since the band’s break-up, and the guitarist and drummer Ed Graham are also suing the band’s management over money they claim they are owed.

Bassist Frankie Poullain left the group in 2005, though it is not clear if a proposed reunion would include him.

As previously reported, Justin Hawkins’ new band Hot Leg made their live debut at London‘s Proud Galleries on August 6.