The Libertines have announced seven UK arena shows for January 2016.

Despite the chaos frontman Pete Doherty caused on their recent mini run of shows, after going missing when he was due to perform at London's Electric Ballroom in Camden last week - on the release day of their first LP in a decade 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' - the band have committed themselves to play one of their biggest tours to date.

Among the stops will be nights at The O2 in London, Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena and Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers previously issued a statement following the disappearance Pete assuring fans it wouldn't effect any ''other commitments''.

They wrote: ''Due to unforeseen circumstances The Libertines have had to postpone their sold out shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and at the Ritz in Manchester. Peter, Carl, John and Gary apologise whole heartedly to their fans and will reschedule both shows as soon as possible. This will not affect any of The Libertines other commitments. HQ (sic).''

The Libertines January 2016 UK tour dates:

Thursday 21st Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

Saturday 23rd Manchester Arena

Monday 25th Nottingham Capital FM Arena

Tuesday 26th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Wednesday 27th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Friday 29th Bournemouth BIC

Saturday 30th London The O2

Tickets go on sale on Friday 25 September at