Carl Barât announces first date with new band The Jackals

The Libertines man recruited his new bandmates via Facebook

Carl Barât has announced the first gig with his new band The Jackals and revealed that a new album will be released in September.

The Libertines man recruited the group via Facebook, after posting an advert for the position of drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist that received over 1000 applications.

The new band (pictured above), which is made up of Barât alongside new guitarist Billy Tessio Guitar, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone, will play their debut show at London’s XOYO on May 15. Support will come from Lois & The Love and Trampolene.


Earlier this year, the former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things man revealed that he has recorded demos for the follow up to his 2010 self-titled debut solo album with Johnny Marr, Andy Burrows and The Bronx’s Joby Ford. However, he said he wouldn’t release any of the new material until he had formed a new band.

For the next two months, Barât will be away in filming his leading role in new French movie For This Is My Body. The band will put the finishing touches to the album while he is away. The LP will be released in September.

Tickets for Carl Barat & The Jackals will go onsale at 9am on Friday (April 11). To check the availability of Carl Barat tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.


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