The Libertines album delayed a week due to ‘overwhelming demand’ for record launch events

The band will announce new events preceding 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' shortly

The release of The Libertines‘ new album has been delayed by one week due to “overwhelming demand” for their Somewhere Over The Railings album launch events.

The band had been previously scheduled to release their long-awaited third record titled ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ on September 4 but have pushed the release date back to September 11.

In a press release, the band cite the reason for the delay as being to “allow for more special events” to take place ahead of the record. The band will announce new events preceding ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ shortly.


The group previously confirmed that they’re 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.

The band recently unveiled new song ‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’, following on from lead single ‘Gunga Din’.

‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ is the band’s first LP in 11 years and follows the group’s 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

The Libertines play Reading And Leeds festival next weekend. The twin British festivals run from August 28-30.

The ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ tracklisting:

‘Gunga Din’
‘Fame and Fortune’
‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’
‘Heart of the Matter’
‘Belly of the Beast’
‘You’re My Waterloo’
‘Fury of Chonburi’
‘The Milkman’s Horse’
‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’
‘Dead for Love’
‘Love on the Dole’ [Bonus]
‘Bucket Shop’ [Bonus]
‘Lust of the Libertines’ [Bonus]
‘7 Deadly Sins’ [Bonus]


The band recently discussed experimenting with their signature sound for the upcoming LP, which will include the use of synths, in an interview with NME.

Drummer Gary Powell said: “I would have been really, really pissed off if we’d come back with a new album full of old stuff… The last thing I wanted us to do was sound like we were back in 2004”.