Sleaford Mods and The View to support The Libertines on 2016 arena tour

The band will also be joined by Reverend and The Makers, The Enemy, Blossoms and The Sherlocks

Sleaford Mods and The View are among the acts announced as support for The Libertines 2016 arena tour.

The tour will see the band play arena gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bournemouth before a huge London date at The O2 on January 30.

The Libertines will be supported by two different acts each night. The acts include Sleaford Mods, The View, Reverend and The Makers, The Enemy, Blossoms and The Sherlocks.

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The dates follow the release of the band’s third album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth.’

See the full list of UK arena dates and support acts below.

Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena (January 21) supported by The View, Reverend and The Makers
Manchester – Arena (23) supported by Blossoms, Reverend and the Makers
Nottingham – Arena (25) supported by Sleaford Mods, Reverend and the Makers
Wales – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (26) supported by The Enemy, The Sherlocks
Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena (27) supported by The Enemy, The Sherlocks
Bournemouth – BIC (29) supported by The Enemy, The Sherlocks
London – The O2 (30) supported by Sleaford Mods, The Enemy

The Libertines cancelled a series of live dates earlier this month after Pete Doherty suffered a serious anxiety attack. Doherty failed to show at the band’s scheduled gig in London on September 10. The gig was called off two hours after the band were due on stage with a gig in Manchester the following night subsequently postponed.

However, the band returned to live action at Lollapalooza in Berlin. The festival appearance marked a summer of dates around Europe, including headline sets at T In The Park and Reading & Leeds Festival.
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