The Libertines kick off European tour with greatest hits set in Copenhagen

The band warm up for their three-night run at Alexandra Palace this weekend

The Libertines warmed up for their three-night stint at London’s Alexandra Palace last night (September 24) with a greatest hits set in Copenhagen.

The band kicked off the first night of their European tour at the city’s Store Vega on Tuesday night (September 24).

The gig featured many of the band’s most popular tracks, including ‘Time for Heroes’ ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ and ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ before an encore of ‘What Became Of The Likely Lads’, ‘Up The Bracket’ ,’What A Waster’ and ‘I Get Along’.

On a stage decorated with the artwork from their debut album ‘Up The Bracket’, they came onstage to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

Bassist John Hassall, who lives in Copenhagen, spoke Danish to the crowd before performing a traditional Danish folk song on guitar as a solo, while frontman Pete Doherty threw cans of Guinness into the enthusiastic crowd.

The concert ended with Doherty and Carl Barat embracing each other onstage before the former threw a microphone into the crowd with the words “have your say.” He then gave Barat a piggy back ride before leaving the stage.

The Libertines will play Alexandra Palace this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dates follow a triumphant reunion gig in Hyde Park earlier this summer. Read the full report on The Libertines’ Hyde Park show here.

(Photo: Tom Spray)

The Libertines played:

‘The Delaney’
‘Campaign Of Hate’
‘Vertigo’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Horror Show’
‘Begging’
‘The Ha Ha Wall’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘What Katie Did’
‘The Boy Looked At Johnny’
‘Boys In The Band’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Last Post On The Bugle’
‘The Saga’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Tell The King’
‘The Good Old Days’
‘What Became Of The Likely Lads’
‘Up The Bracket’
‘What A Waster’
‘I Get Along’