Dirty Pretty Things split up – exclusive

Carl Barat and co call it a day

Dirty Pretty Things have split up.

In an exclusive statement to NME.COM the four piece – Carl Barat, Didz Hammond, Gary Powell and Anthony Rossomando – announced the break-up of the band that formed in 2005 following the split of The Libertines.

Frontman Carl Barat explained that the members of the band would be pursuing new musical projects, but that these would not involve The Libertines.


“It is with some sadness we announce the farewell of the Dirty Pretty Things,” the statement read. “It’s been a glorious three years which we all would gladly live out again, but it is time for us to try new things (not The Libertines).

“We are reluctant to give up touring but will give the last waltz everything. We have and are determined to go out as we came in, after which we all have other ventures to be getting on with and splendid future plans.

“Heartfelt thanks to all who made it what it was, much love and we’ll see you on the road.”

NME.COM has taken a look back at Dirty Pretty Things’ career, which you can read here.

The band’s 11-date UK tour, set to kick off in Glasgow on Saturday (October 4), will still go ahead.

Dirty Pretty Things play:


Glasgow ABC (October 4)

Edinburgh Old Picture House (5)

Manchester Academy 2 (7)

Leeds Metropolitan University (8)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (9)

Keele University (11)

Cambridge Junction (12)

Norwich UEA (13)

London Roundhouse (14)

Oxford Carling Academy (16)

Southampton Guildhall (18)

To check the availability of Dirty Pretty Things tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.


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