British rockers The Darkness have been ordered to clean up their act for a performance in Dubai.

Frontman Justin Hawkins has been warned that swearing and wearing his trademark catsuit would deeply offend the Muslim audience at the DESERT ROCK FESTIVAL in the United Arab Emirates.

A source says, "Because of the beliefs of many of the people, the band will be expected to tone the more risque parts of their performance down.

"So they'll drop the 'motherf**ker' lyric from GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY WOMAN and Justin will have to wear far more modest stage gear. It's just a matter of respecting customs."

Other bands playing at the 25 March (05) event include Machine Head and SEPULTURA.

27/01/2005 14:23