The Libertines announce seaside tour of the UK, find out how to buy tickets

The Libertines announce seaside tour of the UK, find out how to buy tickets

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's indie survivors play in September and October before knuckling down to record album four, get presale tickets

The Libertines have announced news of a seaside UK tour, with presale tickets available Thu 15 Jun at 9am. Tickets on general sale Fri 16 Jun at 9am.

The four-piece, centred on the songwriting partnership and tumultuous relationship between Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, play seven UK shows in September and October before recording their fourth studio album.

Kicking off the shows at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom on Fri 22 Sep, they stop off in Hull, Plymouth, Scarborough and Lowestoft, before a performance at By The Sea festival in Margate. The tour finishes at Brighton Centre on Mon 2 Oct.

Bursting onto the scene in the early noughties with debut single 'What a Waster', the group became one of the biggest guitar bands in the country with their debut album Up The Bracket, with the title track and 'Time For Heroes' becoming regular fixtures at indie discos across the land.

They followed it up with a top ten single in 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun', before their second album The Libertines topped the UK charts, aided by 'Can't Stand Me Now' and 'What Became Of The Likely Lads?'.

A fast decline in Doherty's health saw the group split, and focus on new projects Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things, however in 2015 they returned with Anthems for Doomed Youth, and with a fourth album in the pipeline, things are looking up for the old friends.

The Libertines 2017 UK tour dates:

Fri 22 Sep – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
Sat 23 Sep – Hull Arena
Mon 25 Sep – Plymouth Pavilions
Tue 26 Sep – Scarborough Spa
Sat 30 Sep – Claremont Pier, Lowestoft
Sun 1 Oct – By The Sea Festival, Margate
Mon 2 Oct – Brighton Centre

Presale tickets for The Libertines are available on Thu 15 Jun at 9am. General tickets go on sale Fri 16 Jun at 9am.

The Libertines

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

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Thu 14 Dec

Sold out

With Rat Boy, Bright Young People and TRAMPOLENE.

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Thu 14 Dec

£30 phone for availability / 0844 856 1111

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