The Libertines to allow fans to hear new album first with exclusive listening parties

Somewhere Over The Railings events set for Kings Heath, Bristol, Chatham, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester and Stoke

The Libertines will allow fans to hear new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ first through a series of listening parties.

The band release their long-awaited third record on September 4, but fans can hear the album ahead of that date at a series of album playback sessions dubbed Somewhere Over The Railings.


These events will take place in Birmingham, Bristol, Chatham, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester and Stoke on September 2 and all proceeds go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Tickets are priced £2 and available through the band’s website. Entry will be administered via a guest list at the venue. No tickets will be sent out prior.


Somewhere Over The Railings album playback events:

Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath)
Bristol, The Mothers’ Ruin
Chatham, Tap ’n’ Tin
Exeter, Cavern
Glasgow, McChuills
Manchester, Big Hands
Stoke, Underground

‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ follows the band’s 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

In celebration of the album’s release, the group are hosting a “week of shenanigans” at famed, small Camden venue Dublin Castle. The London events include a photo exhibition, documentary screening, album playback, pub quiz and other “surprises”, taking place from August 31 to the album’s release date on September 4.