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The Libertines
The Libertines

Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Post-punk Revival
Garage Rock Revival
Indie Rock
Years active 1997—present
Label(s) Rough Trade Records
Associated acts Razorlight
Dirty Pretty Things
The Chavs
Pete Doherty
Carl Barât
Gary Powell
John Hassall
Former members
Johnny Borrell
Steve Bedlow
Paul Dufour

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The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/lead guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar). The band, centred on the song-writing partnership of Barat and Doherty, also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band were part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK.

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Pete Doherty Found Libertines Film 'Very Difficult To Watch'

April 28, 2011
Pete Doherty found a new film about The Libertines reunion "very difficult to watch", its director has said. The film, entitled The Are No Innocent Bystanders, premiered at the Troxy in East London last night (April 27).   Read more 

Carl Barat Speaks About Future Of The Libertines

April 27, 2011
Carl Barat has spoke about the future of The Libertines. The singer has said that the constant questions about The Libertines reunion is 'draining' but he isn't ruling out anything yet.   Read more 

Carl Barat: The Libertines Won't Play Any Gigs This Summer

March 14, 2011
Carl Barat has said The Libertines won't play any gigs this summer. Speculation that the band, who reformed last year in their original line-up, would perform again has been rife in recent weeks.  Read more 

Carl Barat Denies The Libertines Glastonbury Festival Rumours

March 3, 2011
Carl Barat has dismissed rumours that The Libertines will be playing at this year's Glastonbury festival. The group, fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, reformed last year to headline the Reading and Leeds festival. The singer has now said that the band have no certain plans to do the same again.  Read more 

Carl Barat Deal Reveals New Libertines Gigs

February 28, 2011
A deal is in place for The Libertines to perform more gigs following their reunion last year, it has emerged. The additional unconfirmed shows form part of a deal singer Carl Barat has signed with the investment firm Power Amp, which specialises in backing established artists in the music industry.  Read more 

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