Libertines reunion: ‘it’s history in the making’

Fans react to Pete and Carl's return

Fans have written into NME.COM expressing their surprise and delight at the The Libertines reunion last night (April 12).

As previously reported Pete Doherty and Carl Barat reunited at Hackney Empire.

Phil Shaw said: “It was nothing short of an explosive, history-in-the-making moment…the audience was suitably thrilled at the promise of a new era for two of the most influential British musicians of recent times.”


Shaun Radford added: “It was a night you just wanted to bottle and store in the cellar or bury in the Blue Peter garden for an unborn generation. The dynamic on stage was a pleasure to watch… they looked really happy and were obviously washed away by the significance and vitality of the night. A new album lads?”

Meanwhile Charles Cameronok said it was the “best night of my life, (I’ve) never cried from happiness before”.

Liz Berry said the occasion would “no doubt will go down in music history and be mentioned in a documentary a few years along the line…If there is one thing that anyone could see from tonight it’s that we still have time for our heroes”.

You can now enjoy that moment again on NME.COM.

Check out our blog which was posted live from Hackney Empire.

Read the news report from last night’s show.


Relive the opening night of Doherty’s solo residency.

Did you go to the shows? If so send your pictures, videos and stories to with Pete in the subject line now and we’ll publish the best.

Meanwhile, check out next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from April 18 – for the inside story on The Libertines‘ reunion.


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