Frontman speaks about the pair's relationship in exclusive NME interview

Pete Doherty has claimed that he is “ready to die” for his bandmate in The Libertines, Carl Barat.

The band played a huge open-air show at London’s Hyde Park last weekend (July 5) and warmed up for the gigs with two dates in Glasgow in June. NME was at all of the gigs and spoke to the band exclusively as part of this week’s issue, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

Speaking about the bond that the band feel in 2014, which they claim was missing during the 2010 reunion, Pete Doherty is keen to stress how close he is with Barat at the moment.

“We’re a unit now,” says Pete. “And Carl’s my brother. There was a time when I’d have died for him, and that turned into a time when I wanted to kill him. But now I’m ready to die for him again.”

The Libertines will now play three nights at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday September 26, Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28. Read the full report on The Libertines’ Hyde Park show here.

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The Libertines will play:

Lisbon Optimus Alive festival (July 12)
Benicàssim Festival (19)
Paris Zenith (September 30)
Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall (October 2)
Brussels FN Club (3)
Berlin Columbiahalle (4)
Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle (5)
London Alexandra Palace (September 26, 27, 28)

To check the availability of The Libertines tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS.