Having sold out their Uk tour this morning, within minutes of going on-sale, The Libertines have decided that due to the current international refugee crisis, they will be donating proceeds from their English shows to Migrant Offshore Aid Station via organisation http://yourhumans.com. MOAS is a humanitarian organisation formed to assist migrants at sea. For more information: http://www.moas.eu Proceeds from the Glasgow show go to ‘The Invisibles’ a Glasgow homeless charity: http://seetheinvisibles.co.uk
These shows are the first club shows the band have played since March 2004. The full list of dates is:
Sunday 6th Glasgow Academy
Monday 7th Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 8th Bristol Academy
Thursday10th London Electric Ballroom
Friday 11th Manchester Ritz
The new Libertines album Anthems For Doomed Youth is release on Friday the 11th September.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.