The Libertines announce UK club tour ahead of new album release

Band will play gigs in Manchester, London, Bristol, Nottingham and Glasgow in support of new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'

The Libertines will play a series of club shows later this month (September) to coincide with the release of their new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’.

The band will play five intimate shows to mark the release of their third studio LP, with dates scheduled at Glasgow O2 Academy (September 6), Nottingham Rock City (7), Bristol O2 Academy (8), London Electric Ballroom (10) and Manchester Ritz (11).

Tickets for the shows, which are The Libertines’ first club gigs since 2004, will go on sale on September 4 (Friday) at 10am. Fans who pre-order ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ will have access to pre-sale tickets from September 2 (Wednesday).

The Libertines release ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ on September 11. The 12-track effort is the band’s first album in 11 years, following their 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’. So far, they have released lead single ‘Gunga Din’, ‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’ and ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.

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The Libertines brought this year’s Reading Festival to a close with their headline set on the Main Stage on Sunday. They kicked off with ‘Horror Show’, the first track of an opening salvo which also included fan favourites ‘Vertigo’ and ‘The Delaney’, as well as 2004 single ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’, which saw a number of flares lit up in the crowd.

They went on to play a clutch of songs from their new LP, before finishing with classic hits ‘Up The Bracket’, ‘What A Waster’, ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ – which ended with Doherty smashing up his mic stand – and ‘I Get Along’.