The Libertines raise over £1,500 for homeless charity following secret London gig

Boogaloo show was their first since January arena tour

The Libertines have confirmed their recent London gig raised over £1,500 for charity.

The show at The Boogaloo in North London was the first time the band have played on home soil since their arena tour ended in January with a show at London’s O2.

Homeless charity Shelter posted their thanks to the band writing: “Huge thanks to The Libertines. Their secret gig at The Boogaloo last month raised a fantastic £1,680 for Shelter.”


The 75-minute set saw Pete Doherty happily pose for fans’ photos, though Carl Barat was relatively subdued. The pair both ended the show shirtless, in a show which included a cover of The Beatles‘ ‘Twist And Shout’.

Since the UK arena tour, the band have played a series of shows around Europe and finished a pair of shows in France last month.

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The band hinted the Boogaloo gig is likely to be their last for some time, quoting Vera Lynn‘s World War II anthem ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in a Twitter post which said: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.”

But both Carl Barat and drummer Gary Powell have recently said that they hope to follow ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ with another Libertines album soon, so the Twitter post is unlikely to hint at any more permanent delay.

The Libertines played:
‘Gunga Din’
‘The Iceman’
‘What A Waster’
‘Fame And Fortune’
‘Twist And Shout’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘Good Old Days’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘You’re My Waterloo’