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Libertines are strongly rumoured to be playing at the ROUGH TRADE 25th Anniversary show at LONDON’s NEIGHBOURHOOD – formerly SUBTERRANEA – next Wednesday (October 15).

If the boys in the band do play they will join the bill which already boasts Adam Green, The Fiery Furnaces and The Hidden Cameras.

Despite only reforming just days ago (October 8) and surprising fans with their first gig in over four months, sources close to the band have revealed that Libertines are already thinking about playing their second date since bandmate Pete Doherty’s release from prison.

As previously reported, Pete became a free man on Wednesday after serving one month in jail after pleading guilty to burglary after breaking into bandmate Carl Barat’s flat (July 25), while Libertines were touring in Japan.

Later that night, Pete was joined on stage by the rest of the band, Carl included, at the Tap N’ Tin club in Chatham, Kent. Only 200 lucky fans were at the gig. The band’s mate Rabbi joined them for versions of ‘Sally Brown’ and ‘Dirty Old Town’.

It was the band’s first show since Pete failed to turn up for a European tour in May. Until Wednesday, Pete and Carl hadn’t seen each other since before the court case.

For the full story on how Pete and Carl got back together, including an exclusive interview with the two of them and pictures, see next week’s NME, which is out next Tuesday (October 14) in London, and Wednesday nationwide.