The Libertines confirm they will play new material at Alexandra Palace shows

They band made the claim at Benicàssim Festival

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The Libertines have confirmed that they will play new material at their upcoming gigs at London's Alexandra Palace.

Speaking to XFM before their set last night (July 19) at Benicàssim Festival in Spain, the band confirmed that they would be debuting brand new tracks at the shows on September 26, 27 and 28.

This news follows recent comments from Gary Powell of The Libertines, who said that the band are treating their reunion gigs as a test to see whether or not there is an appetite for new music. Carl Barat and Pete Doherty of the band have already said that there definitely will be new songs and maybe even a third Libertines album. In an interview with Louder Than War, Powell added:

"We're pretty much using this whole period of time as a lightness test for how we can move forward. It would be very easy to say 'yeah we’ll do some new material', but, for instance, if we went and played Hyde Park and it wasn’t well received and everybody hated it then it would be very difficult for the band to actually move forward."

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The Libertines' next UK dates come in September when the band will play three gigs at Alexandra Palace. Support across the trio of shows will come from Peace, Swim Deep and Circa Waves. They will then play a run of European gigs.

The Libertines will play:

London Alexandra Palace (September 26, 27, 28)
Paris Zenith (30)
Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall (October 2)
Brussels FN Club (3)
Berlin Columbiahalle (4)
Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle (5)


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