The Darkness - The Darkness 'Terrified' Of Comeback Gig
Reformed rockers The Darkness are "terrified" ahead of their big comeback gig at Britain's Download Festival on Friday (10Jun11), because they are concerned they might receive a "hostile" reaction.
The British band, led by Justin Hawkins, reformed earlier this year (11) and scheduled a number of summer shows.
They have already performed a series of warm-up gigs, but Hawkins is still nervous about their upcoming slot at the notoriously difficult Download - a festival renowned for attracting crowd members who boo and throw bottles at acts they don't like.
He tells Kerrang!, "We're terrified, but in a good way. We've missed the daunting-ness. It's one thing to play to your fans - that's an awesome experience - but we haven't done anything for a while that involves hostility."
A number of acts have receive a negative reception at Download, including My Chemical Romance, who were famously pelted with bottles in 2007, and rapper Lethal Bizzle in 2008.