The Libertines was one of the most exciting scenes and musical journeys to happen back in the late 90’s and quite honestly since. I have not felt that energy and excitement for a new band outside of Arctic Monkeys who do come close. The joy of hearing new Libertines music and the desire to find anything with Carl and Pete on it, was mind-blowing.
I was lucky enough to see The Libertines live in Portland, Oregon but it was without Pete. Of course, by this time Pete was so messed up on drugs that it was not a loss. Carl sang all the songs and the band was banging. All the excitement was still there. And even though the NME has a new band to hype almost monthly none had the songs like The Libertines.
Well the good news is Pete has seen the light and The Libertines will set sail again in 2015 but not before Carl delivers an album and tour from the band he has been leading, the Jackals. New album in February and US tour in March. In all honesty Pete may never be able to secure a visa to tour the US so this could the closest us yanks get to seeing the good ship Albion.
Carl Barat and the Jackals new album “Let it Reign” out in February 2015. This is the single Glory Days.
US Tour dates for Carl Barat and the Jackals.
3.7.15: Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl: http://po.st/JackalsCAvan
3.9.15: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile: http://po.st/JackalsUSseattle
3.10.15: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge: http://po.st/JackalsUSPortland
3.11.15: San Francisco, CA – The Independent: http://po.st/JackalsUSSanFran
3.13.15: San Diego, CA – The Casbah: http://po.st/JackalsUSSandi
3.14.15: Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy: http://po.st/JackalsUSLA
3.15.15: Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room: http://po.st/JackalsUSsantaana
3.23.15: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade: http://po.st/JackalsUSAtlanta
3.26.15: Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel: http://po.st/JackalsUSWash
3.28.15: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall: http://po.st/JackalsUSBost
3.30.15: New York, NY: Studio @ Webster Hall: http://po.st/JackalsUSNY
Here’s a reminder about The Libertines. The news of a reunion in 2015 is worth getting chuffed about.