Pete Doherty 'last to know' about The Libertines' plans
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 June 2016
Pete Doherty has admitted he's always left in the dark about his band The Libertine's future plans
Pete Doherty is always the "last to know" about the future of his band The Libertines.
The 37-year-old singer - who co-fronts the indie rock group alongside Carl Barât - has revealed they are focusing on their individual solo projects at the moment and are holding fire on further band related stuff for now.
In an Interview with NME Magazine, Pete said: "I'm always the last to know, of course, but apparently we're playing some gigs in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. I've got a feeling I'm going to love it over there."
But surprisingly, gigging in front of huge crowds is not something the former drug addict enjoys.
He said: "People are so far away. I don't enjoy it but I have to do it because it's in my blood, it's in my soul, it's who I am. But I would never use the word 'fun' [to describe it]."
Pete - who is also joined by John Hassall and Gary Powell in the group - revealed he finds it "difficult" to just go out there and have fun when he's on stage.
He said: "This is something I have to learn - this is a fault of my own. It's not an idealistic thing where I think 'You should not have fun, you should be serious'. Not at all. I'd love to go out there and have fun and enjoy it, but I just can't. It's not in my make up. I find it very difficult."
As for Pete's upcoming solo gigs, he is due to play the Kendall Calling Festival, Summerville Festival and the Le Bataclan in Paris this summer.
And Pete feels more involved in his new solo project and really "believes" in the music.
Speaking about his new solo project, he added: "These new songs, this new line-up - I'm part of it, you know? It's a small group. There's more people in the band than there are in the whole crew plus management ... I'm really inside these new songs. I believe in them."
As for Carl, he is performing at Camden Rocks Festival in North London on Saturday (04.06.16) with his solo outfit Carl Barât and The Jackals.