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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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  • 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
  • DrainYoou

    sequel to the prequel was actually a really great album.[2]

    24 Aug 5:35am Reply
  • brownieboy

    sequel to the prequel was actually a really great album.

    4 Aug 8:39pm Reply
  • Amylol

    <3

    2 Aug 12:47am Reply
  • frohn_jusciante

    Великие

    1 Aug 12:57am Reply
  • pGdoenk

    :*

    20 Jul 6:58pm Reply
  • pGdoenk

    Лучшие педики в мире

    20 Jul 6:54pm Reply
  • JTLDN

    Hope it's better than Sequel to the prequel...

    15 Jul 5:11pm Reply
  • mozzareIIa

    hypothetic

    13 Jul 1:50pm Reply
  • hellionhound

    new album ^^

    11 Jul 10:51am Reply
  • CapelliDiPaja

    New album in 2015 YO

    10 Jul 10:46am Reply
  • deadtarget

    Ждем нового альбома от этих нарков

    10 Jul 6:55am Reply
  • Niltonmarlon

    ♥♥♥♥

    9 Jul 9:44pm Reply
  • DrainYoou

    the libs will never die ♥

    6 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • aamargot

    they're coming to portugal and i'm not going to see them. i hate my life.

    5 Jul 1:07am Reply
  • nicorebel

    Does anyone know how to SUCCESSFULLY sneak into Hyde Park this Saturday?

    3 Jul 9:13am Reply
  • JoePeterWilson

    Two VIP Summer Garden tickets to The Libertines at Hyde Park on Saturday for sale. Face value is £332 including fees, I'm asking for £270 total. Save £60, get in before everyone else, get a better view in a VIP section and get access to better food/drink/toilets. Open to offers. Give me a text or call on 07896 146 015.

    2 Jul 10:13am Reply
  • tryingyourlucky

    ♥♥

    30 Jun 9:20pm Reply
  • hellionhound

    love them. I'm soooo happy ^^. life makes sense again [2]

    24 Jun 2:46pm Reply
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