The Boys In The Band return – The Libertines announce December 2019 UK and European tour

Have a very Libs Christmas

The Libertines have announced details of December 2019 UK tour. Check out full dates and ticket details below.

The band, who also have a pair of London acoustic shows lined up for September while they write and record on their fourth album and complete work on their hotel, bar and studio complex in Margate, will now embark on a run of European and UK dates in the run-up to Christmas.

Full dates are below, with tickets on 9am on Friday June 28.

OCTOBER
27 – Sunday, Paris Olympia
NOVEMBER
2 – Saturday, Cologne Carlswerk
4 – Monday, Munich Tonhalle
5 – Tuesday, Berlin Columbiahalle
17 – Sunday, Luxembourg Den Atelier
18 – Monday, Brussels Cirque Royale
20 – Wednesday, Utrecht Tivoli Vrendenburg
21 – Thursday, Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
DECEMBER
3 – Tuesday, Bournemouth  O2 Academy
4 – Wednesday, Leeds  O2 Academy
6 – Friday, Dundee  Caird Hall
7 – Saturday, Glasgow  Barrowland Ballroom
10 – Tuesday, Manchester  O2 Victoria Warehouse
12 – Thursday, Nottingham  Rock City
14 – Saturday, Birmingham  O2 Academy
16 – Monday, Bristol  O2 Academy
18 – Wednesday, London  O2 Academy Brixton

Doherty this year released his acclaimed debut album with The Puta Madres, while also revealing that The Libertines are currently exploring a number of ambitious directions on new material – likening it to the diversity of The Clash‘s divisive ‘Sandinista’.

“Carl wants to do a ‘Sandinista’ thing with all these mad ideas that we’ve got, so we’ll have all these freestyle things and folky things, then there’s the more traditional Doherty/Barat songs,” Doherty said. “I don’t think the Gary [Powell, drummer] and John Hassell, bassist] songs are part of that, because they’re really, really strong songs.

“There’s one Libertines album which is really strong songs, which means me and Carl have got to buck up and do our parts for, then there’s this other album which is four musicians all pulling in different ways and we just do a 25 track album.”

Carl Barat and Pete Doherty of The Libertines

Doherty went on: “It’s all very positive, but it’s been murder getting to that because I was very unsettled and uncomfortable for those first sessions. I didn’t know that everyone else was, but it turns out that there was great results from that. Everyone came out going ‘What the fuck’s going on with this band, right?’”