The Libertines summer shows
Updated: 5 February 2015
The iconic band are back on the live circuit this summer! The group will head to Ireland and Scotland this July.
Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell will perform at Dublin’s 3Arena on 9 July ahead of their headline slot at Scotland’s T in the Park 2015 festival.
Their summer shows are on the back of their 2014 reunion, which saw the group perform a raucous gig in Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival.
The group, who released just two studio albums during their initial time together, revealed they’re working on a new material. The new album will be their first in 11 years.
The Libertines Alexandra Palace
Updated: 7 July 2014
Following their impressive reunion show at Hyde Park, the likely lads have announced three London shows for September 2014. The Libertines will perform at London’s Alexandra Palace on 26, 27 and 28 September 2014.
The Libertines concerts follow on from their reunion show in Hyde Park where Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, along with John Hassall and Gary Powell, performed for the first time since their 2010 performance at Reading and Leeds Festival.
Libertines’ tickets were hot property to see the iconic band’s reunion show. Now fans have the opportunity to see Pete, Carl, John and Gary later this year with tickets for the Libertines Alexandra Palace gig now on available.
About The Libertines
The Libertines reached cult status despite only releasing two albums during their explosive time together as a band. Formed in 1997 the band is fronted by both Pete Doherty and Carl Barat with John Hassall on bass and Gary Powell on drums.
They released their debut album Up The Bracket in 2002, which brought initial success but it was their self-titled album released in 2004 that propelled them into the mainstream. Their eponymous album went to No.1 on the Official UK Albums Charts and included the hits Can’t Stand Me Now and What Became Of the Likely Lads.
However, The Libertines were soon to be no more as later that year the band separated due to Doherty’s addictions with drugs.
In the following years both Carl Barat and Pete Doherty worked on several other projects. Carl Barat formed the band Dirty Pretty Things with The Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell. They released two albums together, 2006’s Waterloo To Anywhere and 2008’s Romance At Short Notice. In 2009 Dirty Pretty Things disbanded.
Meanwhile, Pete Doherty had started his own side-project, Babyshambles, in 2004. The band have released Down In Albion (2005), Shotter’s Nation (2007) and Sequel To The Prequel (2013) during their time together.
In 2010, The Libertines reunited for a performance at Reading and Leeds Festival, which went down well with both critics and fans alike, causing fans to want more from the likely lads.
Four years later – 10 years since their initial split - The Libertines reunited to play their biggest ever gig in the UK. The Libertines took over Hyde Park for a performance as part of British Summer Time Festival. Proving the band’s legendary status, Libertines tickets were in high demand to see the reunion concert.