Pete Doherty: ‘A new Libertines record is the dream’

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The Libertines‘ Pete Doherty has said that a new album from the band is “the dream”.

Speaking to The Daily Record, the co-frontman of the recently reformed band said he has been discussing the possibility of a new album with Carl Barât.

“A new record is exactly what we’re talking about, that’s the dream, really,” he said. “Finish off all those ideas that we never completed back in the day, all those songs we never played for anyone else that have been floating around in the ether. We’re also wanting to try out a few new ideas so it wouldn’t just be old stuff. I don’t want to tempt fate but we both have the desire, so I think it will happen. It’s important to be honest and there’s still a lot we have to say. We’re still relevant.”

Doherty also spoke about spending time with Barât recently in Spain, saying spending time alone with his bandmate was “magical”. “He came to see me about three weeks ago in Barcelona and we had a little chat. He’s never done that in all the time since we split up. We’ve met, obviously, but its always been with a third party or a chaperone, management or even bloody security,” he revealed. “So we went out, just the two of us, in Barcelona. We were talking about the band and making plans, getting our guitars out and going for a little wander around the city, sitting in the square at night, playing all the songs. It was magical. It felt better than anything and meant the world to me. I love him and he loves me and it’s important that we could tell each other that.”

Earlier today The Libertines announced details of a European tour to take place later this year. The dates will take place in September and October and take in shows in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 20 at 9am. See below for full details.

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This follows the announcement earlier this year that The Libertines will reunite this summer to play a headline show at London’s Hyde Park on July 5. A warm-up for the Hyde Park show will take place at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on June 29.

They subsequently announced they would also be headlining the Spanish Benicàssim Festival, playing on the Saturday night (July 19) and Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 12.

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