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London, England (1997 – 2004, 2010 – 2010, 2014 – present)

The Libertines are an English band that formed in London, England in 1997 and disbanded in 2004. They reformed in 2010 to play the Reading and Leeds festivals. The band released two full-length LPs, both produced by Mick Jones of The Clash. Centered around the song-writing partnership and chemistry between Peter Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Carl Barât (vocals/lead guitar), while backed by John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums), the band was one of the cornerstones of the English independent scene in the early 2000’s.

Championed by NME, the band’s first single What a Waster charted at number 37, despite being banned from Radio 1 and commercial radio due to an overabundance of foul language; this set the trend for steadily increasing returns, culminating in a #2 single and #1 album in the UK Charts. However, the band’s music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, many of which stemmed from Doherty’s considerable drug use, and it was mostly because of this that after a final show in Paris (without Pete) that the band was disbanded at the end of 2004.

The former members of The Libertines have gone on to form three splinter bands, with varying degrees of commercial and critical success. These bands include Peter Doherty in Babyshambles, Carl Barât and Gary Powell in Dirty Pretty Things and John Hassall in Yeti.

Pete and Carl recently came back to work on Babyshambles’ charity cover of The Clash’s ‘Janie Jones’ for Strummerville.


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  • merthurisgay

    "Interviewer:In addition, Carl has just disbanded Dirty Pretty Things, and he's about to start working on his solo project and acting career. Peter:We can do it if Carl and I are up to it. [...] But, these days, no matter how many times I leave a message on his phone, he won't get back to me. It seems that, for the last several months, he's been avoiding me. I wonder why ...... Interviewer:Why don't you see and talk with him? Peter:Yeah ... Maybe I should just call at his place and pin him down. You know his address in Muswell Hill, don't you? Can I have it? Interviewer:But if I tell you without his permission, he'll get mad at me. Peter:(Suddenly gets crestfallen and looks down) Interviewer:If he says ok when I see him next time, I'll let you know as soon as possible. Peter:(With shining eyes) Yeah? I'm counting on you, really. [...] Peter:(On parting) Does Carl still have my picture on the wall?"

    24 Dec 2:09pm Reply
  • atmurilo

    deus existe

    21 Dec 4:46pm Reply
  • JustAKayee

    Is Doherty still alive?

    13 Dec 5:53pm Reply
  • ShamblesLoyal

    The Libertines: "Today we signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI Records on Ko Si Chang Island. It's going to happen. After everything we have been through The Albion sails on course again, and we couldn't be more excited. This signals a new era and a new beginning for The Libertines." Woop!!

    5 Dec 4:34pm Reply
  • RuslandJp

    2015 promises... and just come to brazil.

    26 Nov 2:51am Reply
  • c4stles

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  • tarasius

    Full gig HD Berlin

    5 Oct 6:55pm Reply
  • Nekro__b

    ждём альбом в 2015

    29 Sep 4:50pm Reply
  • promiseli

    Come to LA~ :'O

    27 Sep 4:57am Reply
  • CharlesMaster42

    'They had something for a while, then they fucked it up'

    24 Sep 5:10am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Time For Heroes. ♥

    20 Sep 10:41am Reply
  • Gaffes

    The last legendary rock n' roll band.

    12 Sep 3:42pm Reply
  • hellionhound

    you know what?! fuck all the people who don't like Libertines! LIBERTINES ARE GREAT and more than that.Goddamn the best band ever! and the idea is that they make me happier every day and nothing could be better! [2] awwww that's right

    3 Sep 9:12pm Reply
  • alonbl1

    hey mates im looking for partner to go with me to them show in denmark in 23 sep or in uk at the 26 sep so if anyone intrested plz message me.

    30 Aug 9:42pm Reply
  • LongLive_Rock12

    you know what?! fuck all the people who don't like Libertines! LIBERTINES ARE GREAT and more than that.Goddamn the best band ever! and the idea is that they make me happier every day and nothing could be better!

    24 Aug 10:19pm Reply
  • brownieboy

    sequel to the prequel was actually a really great album.

    4 Aug 8:39pm Reply
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