The Libertines

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The Libertines flex rap skills in the studio

19 Jun 2019

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The Libertines have been flexing their rap skills for their new album. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers have been busy working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2015 album 'Anthems for Doomed Youth', and co-frontman Pete Doherty has revealed he and…

The Libertines have been accepted by the Margate community

7 Jun 2019

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The Libertines have been accepted by the community since buying a hotel in Margate. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' group's bassist Carl Barat and frontman Pete Doherty announced plans for their hotel/recording space, The Albion Rooms, last year and Carl…

Carl Barat: I can't work under pressure of writing a hit

29 Aug 2018

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Carl Barat can't "work under the pressure" of writing a hit. The Libertines songwriter has admitted he can be a bit "lazy" when it comes to making new music and likes to be by himself with no distractions when penning lyrics so he's only influenced…

The Libertines announce break from performing

16 Aug 2018

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The Libertines have announced they are taking a break from touring for the "foreseeable future". The indie rockers - who hit the music scene in 1997 - will play their final show at the Wheels and Fins Festival in Kent, South East England, on…

The Libertines announce lineup for Wheels and Fins Festival

7 Aug 2018

The group will headline the final day with support from Echo & The Bunnymen and more

Wheels and Fins Festival is about to go ahead for its sixth year and as usual boasts an eclectic mix of music and sport to be enjoyed just 90 minutes outside of London. This year the final day of music donned 'Sharabang' has been carefully curated by…

The Libertines to curate Kent festival

26 Apr 2018

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The Libertines are curating a festival in Kent this year. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers will headline Sunday night (09.09.19) of Wheels and Fins Festival on the South East coast of England at Joss Bay Beach in Broadstairs, whilst bringing along…

Chas and Dave heading into studio with The Libertines

13 Apr 2018

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Chas and Dave are set to head into the studio with The Libertines. The 'Rabbit' rock 'n' roll legends have been invited by Pete Doherty to work together on the 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers' long-awaited follow-up to 2015's 'Anthems for Doomed…

The Libertines to headline Kendal Calling

8 Feb 2018

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The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Run DMC will headline Kendal Calling. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers will bring the music festival to a close on Sunday July 29 at Lowther Deer Park in Cumbria, north west England, with Catfish due…

The Libertines launch The Albion Rooms hotel

26 Jan 2018

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The Libertines have named their hotel/recording space in Margate, The Albion Rooms. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' group's frontman Pete Doherty and bassist Carl Barat had been waiting to obtain planning permission for their venture, which will also have a…

The Libertines building studio complex in Margate

20 Sep 2017

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The Libertines are reportedly converting an old house into a studio complex in Margate, Kent. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' group's frontman Pete Doherty and bassist Carl Barat had been waiting to obtain planning permission for their venture, which will…

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

12 Jun 2017

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 tickets on 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…

Carl Barat is engaged to partner Edie Langley

9 May 2017

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Carl Barat has confirmed he got engaged secretly. The Libertines musician has revealed he got down on one knee and proposed to the mother of his two children, Edie Langley - with whom he sons Eli, six, and two-year-old Ramone - though he has kept…

The Libertines feel under 'pressure' making albums

23 Nov 2016

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Carl Barat admits there is "always pressure" on The Libertines when making an album. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rock group - also comprised of Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell - feel they owe it to their fans to put out their "best" possible…

The Libertines have 'special plan' for next record

3 Nov 2016

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The Libertines have a "special plan" for their next album. Carl Barat, singer and bassist, says the 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers - also comprised of Pete Doherty, John Hassall and drummer Gary Powell - will be heading into the studio to work on their…

Pete Doherty 'last to know' about The Libertines' plans

3 Jun 2016

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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…

Johnny Borrell slams The Libertines

6 Apr 2016

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Johnny Borrell has slammed The Libertines as "a referential tabloid pantomime". The Razorlight frontman claims that after the release of their second self-titled album The Libertines' label wanted to "capatilse" on their success and make them record…

Carl Barât: My relationship with Pete Doherty is intense but we are happy

21 Feb 2016

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Carl Barât still has an "intense" friendship with Pete Doherty. The Libertines rocker, 37, admitted he might not always see eye to eye with his co-frontman, but that hasn't stopped them finding their "stride" in recent years. Speaking to BANG…

The Libertines to write with Charli XCX

20 Feb 2016

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The Libertines and Charli XCX are set to make music together. Singer/songwriter Carl Barât revealed a collaboration between his band and the 23-year-old pop-punk star "will happen" eventually, after they were introduced by their mutual manager David…

The Libertines' morale is 'fantastic'

24 Dec 2015

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The Libertines' morale has been "fantastic" since Pete Doherty's "meltdown" earlier this year. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers were forced to cancel two gigs in September after frontman Pete, 36, suffered a panic attack and went missing, but drummer…

The Libertines announce UK arena shows

18 Sep 2015

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The Libertines have announced seven UK arena shows for January 2016. Despite the chaos frontman Pete Doherty caused on their recent mini run of shows, after going missing when he was due to perform at London's Electric Ballroom in Camden last week…

The Libertines announce 2016 UK arena tour dates

18 Sep 2015

Pete Doherty and pals to scale up from their recent club tour

Having just completed a series of intimate gigs across the UK, The Libertines have announced a January arena tour. Fans who missed out on September's dates will have a much better chance to see the band, fresh from releasing new album Anthems for…

The LIbertines' Gary Powell blames Pete's pals for disappearance

15 Sep 2015

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The Libertines' Gary Powell believes Pete Doherty's group of 'friends' are to blame for his disappearance last week. The 45-year-old drummer has claimed Pete's pals outside of the band are a bad influence on him and are probably the reason the group…

Pete Doherty is 'OK', say The Libertines

11 Sep 2015

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The Libertines have issued a statement assuring fans that Pete Doherty is "safe" and well after he went missing on Thursday night (10.09.15). The 'Can't Stand Me Now' singer panicked his bandmates Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell after he…

Libertines cancel gig after Pete Doherty 'goes missing'

11 Sep 2015

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The Libertines were forced to postpone their gig at the last minute in London last night (10.09.15) after Pete Doherty went missing. The indie rock band left fans waiting for three hours at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, before announcing the show…

The Libertines announce first club tour in 11 years ahead of album release

1 Sep 2015

Pete Doherty, Carl Barât and pals spark outbreak of parental tutting in cities around the UK

Fresh from their headlining appearances at Leeds and Reading festivals, The Libertines have announced five intimate shows commencing at Glasgow Academy on Sunday 6 September and embarking on a whistle-stop tour that ends in Manchester on Friday 11…