Carl Barât on Libertines reunion rumours: ‘Keep July 5 free’

Frontman says possibility of first live shows since 2010 are "very much a possibility"

Carl Barât has seemingly confirmed that The Libertines are set to reunite.

Rumours about a potential reunion emerged over the weekend after Pete Doherty gave an interview in which he claimed he had been approached with an offer to reunite the band for a live show.

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The official Libertines Facebook page then posted a picture of Hyde Park. NME was directed towards the image when The Libertines’ management were asked for a comment.

Speaking to Barât during a DJ set at KPH in Ladbroke Grove, London on Sunday night (April 20), the frontman told Gigslutz that the chances of the band reuniting “very much a possibility” and, when pushed for a date on which any live show may take place, added: “keep the 5th July free”.

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Unverified quotes from Pete Doherty in Israeli newspaper Ynet seemed to suggest that financial reasons are the driving force behind the London band’s latest reunion.

Explaining why he is keen to reform The Libertines, Doherty is quoted describing the severity of his financial problems, adding that the money offered is too lucrative to turn down.

He said: “Not long ago I listened to The Libertines songs on YouTube and had a burst of nostalgia so I said what the heck, and then they told me how much they will pay us and I cannot lie to you I couldn’t say no, at least not in my state right now.

The Libertines last played live together in 2010 at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.