Carl Barat’s band The Jackals to play warm-up gig in Reading next week

Band will prepare for London date with gig at Sub89 club on May 13

Libertines co-frontman Carl Barât has announced an intimate show with his new band The Jackals next Tuesday in Reading.

The Libertines man recruited the group via Facebook, after posting an advert for the position of drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist that received over 1,000 applications. The band will play at The Bowery District in Sub89 on May 13 as a warm-up for their London show at XOYO two days later.

The new band (pictured above), which is made up of Barât alongside new guitarist Billy Tessio, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone, will play their debut show at London’s XOYO on May 15. Support will come from Lois & The Love and Trampolene.

Earlier this year, the former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things man revealed that he has recorded demos for the follow up to his 2010 self-titled debut solo album with Johnny Marr, Andy Burrows and The Bronx’s Joby Ford. However, he said he wouldn’t release any of the new material until he had formed a new band.

Barât will play shows with The Jackals between his commitments with The Libertines[/a] who recently announced their reunion and will headline the British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park on July 5. Since the announcement of their reunion and live plans, both Doherty and Barât have said that the band will play warm-up gigs prior to appearing at Hyde Park.

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