Carl Barat announces solo album details and UK tour and ticket details

Libertines man promises fans new music is on the way

Carl Barat has announced the first details of his as-yet-untitled solo album.

Barat, who is reuniting The Libertines for the first time since 2004 this August, will tour the UK in support of his new solo record in October. Barat will tour with a five-piece band and will be playing a mix of old and new songs.

He is planning to release the album around the same time as the tour, and has warned fans to “expect the unexpected”. Alongside the album, Barat will release a book, a collection of memoirs, which he hopes will “tickle your curiosity”.

Barat has set up a new Twitter page and MySpace, where he is expected to premiere new music over the coming weeks.

Carl Barat plays:

Brighton Coalition (October 15)
Cambridge The Haymakers (16)
Stoke On Trent The Sugarmill (17)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (18)
Newcastle Digital (20)
Glasgow Oran Mor (21)
Leeds The Cockpit (22)
Manchester Deaf Institute (23)
Wolverhampton Slade Room (25)
Bristol Thekla (26)
London Scala (27)

Tickets go on sale at 9am (BST) tomorrow (June 18). To check the availability of Carl Barat tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.