The Libertines announce a nine-date Christmas jaunt across the UK in December, along with shows in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Brussels and The Netherlands in October and November. Tickets, for what is The Libertines first headline tour in over two years, go on sale at 9:00 am on Friday 28th June and are available from www.gigsandtours.com&www.ticketmaster.co.ukThe full dates are:
27th Sunday Paris Olympia
2nd Saturday Cologne Carlswerk
4th Monday Munich Tonhalle
5th Tuesday Berlin Columbiahalle
17th Sunday Luxembourg Den Atelier
18th Monday Brussels Cirque Royale
20th Wednesday Utrecht Tivoli Vrendenburg
21st Thursday Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
3rd Tuesday Bournemouth O2 Academy
4th Wednesday Leeds O2 Academy
6th Friday Dundee Caird Hall
7th Saturday Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
10th Tuesday Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
12th Thursday Nottingham Rock City
14th Saturday Birmingham O2 Academy
16th Monday Bristol O2 Academy
18th Wednesday London O2 Academy Brixton
The Libertines bar ‘The WasteLand’ and recording studio, at ‘The Albion Rooms’ in Margate, open on the 16th August. More details on the opening celebrations of the bar and studio to follow shortly.
As previously announced Peter Doherty and Carl Barât play two acoustic shows at London’s Hackney Empire on Thursday 5th September and Friday 6th September, as part of Somewhere Festival, which sold-out within minutes of going on sale.
Peter Doherty recently released his acclaimed new album ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ and toured the UK and Europe. Carl Barât latterly returned from a sold-out tour of the Far East. The Libertines arecurrently working on their fourth album, the follow-up to the No.3 UK charting album ’Anthems For Doomed Youth’ (2015), which spawned the hits‘Gunga Din,’ ‘Heart Of The Matter’ and ‘You’re My Waterloo.’
The Libertines released their debut single, ‘What A Waster,’ in 2002. A second single ‘Up The Bracket’ was released in September of the same year and hit the UK Top 30 and was followed by their debut album, also entitled ‘Up The Bracket’ (produced by Mick Jones – The Clash). ‘Time For Heroes’ was unveiled in January 2003, followed by ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ (produced by Bernard Butler). A second album, ‘The Libertines,’ was released in August 2004 and entered the UK album chart at Number One, spawning the top 10 singles ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ and ‘What Became Of The Likely Lads.’
Following the release of ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’The Libertines played to over a million fans worldwide, including sold-out shows at Hyde Park, three nights at Alexandra Palace, seven UK Arena shows, Brixton Academy, The Roundhouse, The Royal Festival Hall, along with headlining Reading, Leeds, Y Not, Victorious, Truck, T In The Park and On Blackheath Festivals.
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