In the early Noughties, you could not escape the sight or sounds of these infectious modern-day punks. Whether dancing at Indie clubs, reading the NME or tuning into Radio 1, The Libertines were everywhere. Top 20 hits like 'Time For Heroes' and 'Can't Stand Me Now' were on heavy rotation and they gained a somewhat obsessive fan base. But after just two short 'n' sweet albums (2002's 'Up The Bracket' and 2004's eponymous 'The Libertines', both produced by The Clash's Mick Jones) it was all over.
So what became of the likely lads? Personal problems and battling demons saw Peter Doherty and Carl Barat split up and go their seperate ways with various solo projects and forming new bands. But time is a great healer and they patched up their differences to reform in 2010.
Initially thought to be a one-off appearance at the Reading and Leeds festival, this soon proved to be more successful than planned, and the boys have sporadically continued to perform since, along with releasing their third album in 2015; 'Anthems for Doomed Youth', which reached no.3 on the UK albums chart.
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2 The Libertines Tour Dates
Victorious Festival 2018: The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven
Lightning Seeds, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Brian Wilson, Happy Mondays…
Wheels & Fins Festival 2018: Faithless (DJ Set), Feeder, The Libertines
High Contrast, Sub Focus, Example, DJ Wire, DJ Friction…
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Mansion On The Moon: The Libertines, Tom Grennan, Twisted Wheel
Rats, SuperGlu, Bessie Turner, Ashfields, Caswell
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