Their first album in more than ten years will be out on September 4th.
It’s the moment for which the indie world’s been waiting for over a decade – the third album by The Libertines has a title and release date! Anthems For Doomed Youth, their first since their acrimonious split 11 years ago, will be available on September 4th via Virgin EMI.
The new album will be the first new material since their 2004 self-titled chart-topping LP, just before which co-songwriter and singer Pete Doherty was ejected from the band for his burgeoning heroin addiction. The group soldiered on with Anthony Rossomondo in his place in order to fulfil their summer festival appearances, but disbanded in December that year.
The Libertines taking to the stage at Glastonbury in June 2015
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Pete and Carl were together again at Glastonbury as a surprise addition to Friday’s line-up.
The Libertines were the very welcomed surprise on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage yesterday evening, filling in the empty slot left when Florence + The Machine stepped up to headline in place of Foo Fighters. The reunited four piece, who will soon be releasing their third album, treated the crowd to a mix of classic tracks and some new material during the performance, which began at around 8.30pm.
The Libertines’ Peter and Carl sharing the mic at Glastonbury.
Minutes before the band appeared on stage a banner featuring the artwork of their 2002 debut album Up the Bracket was unveiled, announcing their imminent arrival. Both the band and Glastonbury organisers managed to keep the appearance a secret until the last minute, with the group landing at the site via helicopter just hours before.
Carl Barat and Edie Langley - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived for the world premiere of 'Insurgent' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th March 2015
Thurston Moore and We Were Promised Jetpacks among Live At Leeds 2015 line-up.
Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake.
Thurston Moore will play Live At Leeds 2015
Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.
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The Libertines are still 'unpredictable' as they discuss their summer on the road and triumphant reunion shows.
While it may have been one of the most anticipated reunions of the year, The Libertines are still proving to be as chaotic and unpredictable as they were in The Good Old Days. The cult band, consisting of frontmen and guitarists Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, along with drummer Gary Powell and bassist John Hassall, reunited this summer for a string of high profile festival dates across Europe.
While the performances have been widely praised by both fans and critics, the band have opened up about some of the more shambolic moments from their summer on the road.
The Libertines' first reunion gig in London for four years was a critical success but the crowd were particularly badly behaved. The band's performance was interrupted two songs in by a crowd surge and the concert managers were forced to ask the crowd to stop throwing fireworks at the beginning of the set.
The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.
Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.
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Doherty and Barat push back the clocks, with a rousing performance as part of Hyde Park’s ‘British Summer Time’ shows.
The Libertines were reunited last night in front of a packed crowd in London’s Hyde Park, delivering a hit filled set in front of thousands of eager fans.
Time for heroes? The Libertines are back
Arriving on stage after a retrospective video, the band launched into ‘Vertigo’ from their debut album Up the Bracket. As hungry fans lapped up the reunited foursome, the band were forced to stop mid way through their second song, ‘Boys in the Band’ due to crushing at the front of the barrier. The crowd eventually stepped back to allow some audience members to be pulled out by security, but the show was eventually stopped again during ‘Time for Heroes’.
The Libertines delivered a barnstorming set in Glasgow.
The Libertines reunited over the weekend for a high energy show in Glasgow, as warm up for their massive reunion show at Hyde Park next weekend. The band, Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, bass player Josh Hassall and drummer Gary Powell, played to a packed crowd at the Barrowlands, performing a greatest hits set from the band's turbulent time together.
Pete Doherty [L] and Carl Barat [R] performing as The Libertines at the Forum in 2010 [Photo: Getty images, credit: Ian Gavan]
Keeping on stage chat to a minimum, the Londoners ripped through a 25 song set which included just about every Libertines single. The band opened with the raucous 'Horrorshow,' before hurtling into 'Vertigo' and fan favorite 'What Became of the Likely Lads?'
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The Libertines have reunited, but will you be buying your Hyde Park tickets today?
Today, tickets for The Libertines’ Hyde Park reunion gig this July went on sale. Since the announcement that Peter Doherty and Carl Barat were reuniting for the summer festival it’s been hard to properly assess whether or not this is really a good idea. Though if you’re a Mayfair resident it seems you have your own (less valid) reasons to object. So with the admission that the reunion is a financial move and ten years after their break up, is it worth buying a ticket for Hyde Park?
Peter and Carl will share a stage again on July 5th
Peter Doherty has plainly admitted that the upcoming Libertines reunion is based more on his financial circumstances than anything else. When Doherty originally mentioned the reunion, he said his financial situation meant that he “couldn’t say no” to the offer on the table. As fans wondered wether the Hyde Park show would actually happen before any official announcement was made, the debate began, will The Libertines this time round, for the money, be worth investing our emotions in all over again?
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Barat doesn't seem bothered...
Carl Barat has issued a pragmatic response to those opposing The Libertines’ comeback gig at Hyde Park in early July. “If people are concerned about noise they shouldn't have moved to Hyde Park,” he said.
This is what Libertines fans have been waiting years to see again
Barclaycard's British Summer Time gigs at Hyde Park on July 5th will see the iconic indie rock band perform their much anticipated comeback, but Mayfair residents have objected, specifically name checking Peter Doherty – the band’s controversial frontman – in their reasoning.
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Pete Doherty and Carl Barat will reunite The Libertines to perform at British Summer Time festival in July.
Pete Doherty and Carl Barât will reunite their band The Libertines to perform a one-off show in Hyde Park this summer. The gig will be part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time concerts scheduled to take place in London on 5 July. It’s news that fans of The Libertines have waited to hear since their last temporary reunion in 2010, when they played Leeds and Reading Festival.
Doherty, pictured here performing with his band 'Babyshambles', will perform with The Libertines this summer
The band, formed in 1997, initially split in 2004 as a result of issues between band members, allegedly due to Doherty’s addiction to heroin and crack cocaine. The news of the reunion was revealed by Doherty in an interview with Israeli newspaper Ynet: “I don’t know if Im supposed to even tell you this, but we were offered [the chance] to reform The Libertines for a show this July in Hyde Park…I said yes. The thing is when I think about it now, it was kind of a strange answer because I think in most days if you asked me the same question I would say no, but recently I tried to call Carl [Barât] and couldn’t reach him.”