The Libertines Confirm Reunion Tour, Mull Over New Material

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.16.14 in News

The Libertines have turned their first show in a decade into the beginning of a proper European tour. Set to start in Glasgow on June 29 and wind down on October 5 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the outing may also spark a recording session if everything goes as planned.

“A new record is exactly what we’re talking about,” Pete Doherty told The Daily Record (via NME). “That’s the dream, really — finish off all those ideas that we never completed back in the day, all those songs we never played for anyone else that have been floating around in the ether. We’re also wanting to try out a few new ideas so it wouldn’t just be old stuff. I don’t want to tempt fate but we both have the desire, so I think it will happen. It’s important to be honest and there’s still a lot we have to say. We’re still relevant.”

Doherty also discussed a recent “chat” he had with fellow frontman Carl Barât in Spain: “We went out, just the two of us, in Barcelona. We were talking about the band and making plans, getting our guitars out and going for a little wander around the city, sitting in the square at night, playing all the songs. It was magical. It felt better than anything and meant the world to me. I love him and he loves me and it’s important that we could tell each other that.”

The Libertines tour dates:
6/29 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
7/5 London, England – Hyde Park
7/12 Oeiras, Portugal – Optimus Primavera Sound
7/19 Benicàssim, Spain – Beniicàssim Festival
9/30 Paris, France – Zenith
10/2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Heineken Music Festival
10/3 Brussels, Belgium- FN Club
10/4 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalla
10/5 Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Balle