The Libertines rehearsed for one hour before comeback gig
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 August 2014
This article is from 2014.
The Libertines' rehearsals for their show at London's Hyde Park last month was disrupted when singer Pete Doherty "kidnapped" the band in the camper van he now lives in
The Libertines only rehearsed for one hour prior to their sell-out show at London's Hyde Park last month.
While the group - who reunited for the gig at the British Summer Time Festival - played two warm up shows in Glasgow, their only planned rehearsal in Hamburg, Germany, was disrupted when singer Pete Doherty "kidnapped" the band in the camper van he now lives in.
Drummer Gary Powell told Mojo: "While we were inside looking around he decided to kidnap us and drove off. We ended up down the Reeperbahn getting hassled by some prostitutes and watching the football. Hilarious!"
The Libertines formed in 1997 and were originally signed to Rough Trade before they split in 2004, after their success was often eclipsed by singer Pete's addictions to crack cocaine and heroin.
The band later reformed in 2010 for massive reunion shows at Leeds and Reading Festivals and four years later they are aiming for another comeback.
Speaking about the Libertine's comeback, singer Carl Barat previously said: "I'm not sure if it was a triumph but it was certainly unpredictable, as most things with this always band are."