The Libertines announce warm-up gig details

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 August 2010

This article is from 2010.

Carl Barat

Carl Barat

British indie rockers The Libertines have announced their reunion warm-up gig will take place on August 25 at London's HMV Forum, just a few days before they perform at Reading and Leeds festival

The Libertines will play their first full gig since 2004 on August 25.

The 'Up The Bracket' rockers - who are reforming later in the month at the high-profile Reading and Leeds festivals - will perform an intimate comeback show at London's HMV Forum just a few days before they take to the stage for their eagerly anticipated festival appearances.

Tickets for the event won't be going on general sale, but fans of the 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers have can enter a ballot on the band's website from today (10.08.10) until Friday, which will distribute the tickets at random.

A Libertines spokesperson said: "The band felt this was the fairest way to distribute tickets and to avoid fans being charged extortionate amounts for them."

Co-frontman Carl Barat recently admitted the band - - also comprising Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell - haven't rehearsed together since they announced their reformation in March.

He explained: "It's always a bit last minute with The Libertines. If we did it any other way it wouldn't be The Libertines.

"We've got a bit of time blocked out. As I say it's a bit last minute - it always is. Of course we'll be able to do it and we'll be able to do it with aplomb."

The Libertines

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie-rock debauchery.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sun 17 Sep

£33 / 01383 740384

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sun 17 Sep

£30 / 01274 432000

  • 19:00

Aquarium, Lowestoft

Sat 30 Sep

Sold out / 01502 573533

With special guests.

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