The Libertines reunite at Hackney gig

Pete and Carl play 13 Libertines classics

The Libertines reunited tonight (April 12) onstage in London.

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played 13 songs at the second of Doherty‘s An Evening With Pete Doherty gigs at the Hackney Empire.

During the second half of the show Doherty teased the audience by saying: “You’ve been waiting for this moment. Ladies and gentlemen Mr Carlos Barat…only joking! What do you expect for 25 quid?”


Then Barat bounded on stage, wearing a Dior Homme suit and a trilby.

The duo played 13 Libertines classics, including ‘What Katie Did’ and ‘Time For Heroes’.

They whispered and hugged each other in between songs, while during their cover of Mama Cass With The Mamas & The Papas‘Dream A Little Dream’, Barat performed a little tap dancing routine.

The duo played song ‘Albion’, with Barat joining in on vocals. The song was originally considered for The Libertines but was included on Babyshambles 2005 album ‘Down In Albion’.

Returning for a quick encore, the pair played ‘The Delaney’, left the stage and then re-emerged triumphantly holding each others hands in the air.

However the reunion continued outside the back of the venue.


After the show fans shot round to the venue’s dressing room windows and managed to convince the pair to reappear.

Appropriately enough Doherty and Barat performed an impromptu version of ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ for the mass of fans, while Doherty‘s girlfriend Kate Moss watched on.

Prior to Barat taking to the stage for the reunion, Doherty played a number of songs solo and with guest Alan Wass and Bert Jansch including ‘Killamangiro’ and ‘Cyclops’.

The reunited Libertines played:

‘What A Waster’

‘Death On The Stairs’

‘The Good Old Days’

‘What Katie Did’

‘Dilly Boys’

‘Seven Deadly Sins’


‘Tell The King’

‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’

‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’

‘Time For Heroes’


‘The Delaney’

For a blow by blow account of the gig go to our special blog, complete with video clips of the historic night.

Plus send in your photos, videos and gig reviews from the night to with Pete as the subject and we will publish the best.

Meanwhile you can read about Doherty‘s first solo show at Hackney Empire a night earlier (April 11) on NME.COM now.