The Libertines have announced a series of winter tour dates later this year.
The ‘Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour’ will see the group play 15 dates across the UK this November and December – including two dates at London’s O2 Forum, the location of some of the bands most celebrated shows in 2003.
It will be the group’s first tour in two years and tickets for the shows will go on sale on April 16 at 9am here.
A statement about these “up close and personal” shows, which were teased by the band earlier this week, added: “The Libertines are pleased as punch to announce a fifteen-date Christmas jaunt across the UK in November and December, including two shows at London’s O2 Forum the scene of the bands legendary shows in December 2003.”
You can see a full list of dates below.
25 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
26 – Centre, Brighton
27 – UEA, Norwich
29 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
30 – O2 Academy, Leeds
1 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
3 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
4 – Uni The Moiuntford Hall, Liverpool
6 – Academy, Manchester
9 – University Great Hall, Cardiff
10 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
11 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
13 – O2 Academy, Bristol
14 – Rock City, Nottingham
16 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
— Libertines (@libertines) April 10, 2021
In October last year, Carl Barat spoke to NME to discuss an update on their long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’.
“It’s been going well, but it’s been difficult with COVID,” Barat explained. “We started writing here, and that was going really well but John [Hassall, bass] is in Denmark and Pete [Doherty] is in France. It’s been a fucker to travel.
“We’re just waiting to get back on it, really. We’re all writing and it’s all positive. We’re just waiting to get back and lay stuff down, it’s just a matter of when. It would be nice if we could do it here. That would make a lot of sense. We’ve never been readier. We just need to get together and do it.”
Last month (March 29), Doherty also revealed that he’s now mostly sober since relocating to France.
“At the moment I’m quite clean. I stopped taking heroin and ketamine,” The Libertines’ frontman said. “I like experimenting, making cocktails with champagne, a bit of rum, orange juice. I’m coming across like a bit of an alcoholic, but I’m not – I like a nice glass of water.”