The Libertines have promised to reschedule two UK dates after a medical emergency forced them to cancel this week’s gigs in London and Manchester.
The band cancelled their London headline show at the last minute last night (September 10), citing a ‘medical situation’ as the reason behind the postponement.
A statement on Facebook followed in which it was claimed that the band’s other commitments will not be affected and that the two gigs will be rescheduled “as soon as possible”.
The Facebook statement reads: “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight the Libertines have had to postpone their sold out shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and at the Ritz in Manchester tomorrow night. Peter, Carl, John and Gary apologise whole heartedly to their fans and will reschedule both shows as soon as possible. This will not effect any of The Libertines other commitments. HQ.”
The gig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom was part of the reunited band’s intimate club tour that has been taking place this week, in the run up to the release of their third album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’. The band were due on stage at 9:15pm but failed to show.
Fans became increasingly restless as the night wore on, booing every time there was a lull in the music being played through the venue’s PA. Eventually, at around 11:30pm, an announcement was made confirming the show was to be postponed.
“Due to an emergency – a medical situation – tonight’s show is being postponed,” a spokesperson told the unhappy crowd, who began throwing pint cups at the empty stage. “I say postponed because I mean postponed, not cancelled. A new date will be released tomorrow.”