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Libertines announce three Ally Pally shows

By | Published on Monday 7 July 2014

The Libertines

With reports of fans throwing fireworks and flares at the stage, streakers occupying a scaff-tower, ten people being taken to hospital after a crowd surge, and Pete Doherty – that’s Pete Doherty – becoming the voice of reason, having to tell his nutty fans to “calm down, dear”, why wouldn’t you want to spend two hours in a big room full of Libertines fans?

I mean, at least you know neither Doherty nor bandmate Carl Barat will subject you to a 25 minute Kanye-ramble, the single fact that made AEG’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park seem slightly less tedious than Live Nation’s Wireless fest over in Finsbury Park this weekend.

So get ye to a phone line (well, internet connection), because tickets are now on sale for three shows at London’s Alexandra Palace as part of the ongoing Libertines reunion. The reunited band will play on 26, 27 and 28 Sep (the first date added after the other two sold out) alongside a bunch of festival bookings this summer. So you too can join in the party, and wonder, like the rest of us, just how it is that Doherty’s still alive and rocking.

Buy your tickets here.