The one-time saviors of British rock are getting back together for one night only: The Libertines will take the stage together a decade after their split for a one-off show in London’s Hyde Park with The Pogues and Spiritualized.
The reunion was teased a few months ago in the Israeli newspaper Ynet, where frontman Pete Doherty teased a reunion in an interview. At the time, though, Doherty said that he was unable to reach the band’s co-founder, Carl Barat, to discuss a reunion show.
The Libertines burst on to a crowded rock scene in 2002 with their critically acclaimed debut Up The Bracket. They released one more album in 2004 before breaking up amid band tension and Doherty’s highly-publicized battles with drug addiction. Doherty continued to release music with the band Babyshambles before putting out a solo album in 2009, while Barat released two albums with his post-Libertines project Dirty Pretty Things.