The Libertines pull out of Radio 1 Live Lounge appearance

Doherty, Barât and co won't be offering up the traditional Live Lounge cover song

The Libertines have pulled out of Radio 1’s Live Lounge, having been due to appear on the show this Monday (September 14).

The cancellation comes after the band pulled out of gigs in London and Manchester at very short notice, the London show after the band were due onstage.

They have since posted the following tweet aimed at reassuring fans of Pete Doherty’s wellbeing:

The Libertines’ first album in 11 years, ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ was released today (September 11), while the band have been playing a number of chaotic small shows in the build-up, focusing on Camden in particular.

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Speaking of making music together again back in July, Doherty told Annie Mac: “In a short period of time just before Christmas last year when Carl appeared out of the blue while I was having some treatment to curb my enthusiasms and we spent a bit of time together. We find ourselves picking up guitars at odd times, doing a few tunes and with Carl mucking about, we decided to make music at the end of it!”

Barât added: “It’s been part of our friendship that we decided to make music again. We communicated through making music anyway.”

Carl Barât has already stated that he’s unsure if there will be another album, and that he’s worried about Doherty’s addictions.

The band have also tweeted their thanks on the day their album came out:

The Libertines have been replaced on Monday’s show by Frances.