Trust The Libertines to release their new album in an awesome, unconventional way. Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and the boys are hosting a "week of shenanigans" in Camden to mark their first record in 11 years finally reaching fans.
Famous intimate venue the Dublin Castle will help the band present 'Somewhere Over the Railings' with planned activities including a pub quiz, new photo exhibition, album playbacks, their Thailand documentary premiere , exclusive prizes and "surprises".
The likely lads are kicking off the fun the day after headlining Reading Festival, on 31 August and bringing things to a close five days later on 4 September when Anthems For Doomed Youth drops.
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1/11 The Libertines, 2014
Pete Doherty with Carl Barat at The Libertines' reunion gig in Hyde Park
2/11 Fleetwood Mac, 2013
The Sixties rock band reunited for a world tour in 2013 following rumours that had been circulating since 2008. Christine McVie joined the band on stage for their London shows, and announced in January 2014 that she would rejoin the band for good
3/11 Blur, 2008
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4/11 Outkast, 2014
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5/11 S Club 7, 2014
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6/11 Black Sabbath, 2012
Black Sabbath reunited in 2012 at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, marking the band's first concert together since 2005. Drummer Bill Ward said he would not join the reunion until he was given a 'signable contract'
7/11 My Bloody Valentine, 2008
Irish alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine reunited for a world tour in 2008, over ten years since their split following a successful 20 year career
8/11 Rage Against the Machine, 2007
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9/11 Led Zeppelin, 2007
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10/11 Pixies, 2004
The alternative rock band reunited ten years after their split to sell-out tours at London's Brixton Academy. The dates became the fastest-selling in the venue's history
11/11 Blink 182, 2009
Four years after announcing their 'indefinite hiatus', the band returned with force. 'To put it simply, we're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album,' they said on their website.
If this isn't enough to satiate your Libertines appetite, there will also be a pop-up shop, 'Bucket Shop', opening on 24 August and selling rare memorabilia and treasures for charity.
Check out the running order:
Monday 31 August
Anthems For Doomed Youth photo exhibition by Roger Sargent
Open to the public from 9pm
Tuesday 1 September
The Libertines pub quiz with bestselling writer Anthony Thornton
Doors: 7pm. Quiz: 8- 9pm
Wednesday 2 September
Exclusive Anthems For Doomed Youth playback and DJ set
Doors: 7pm. Playback: 8-9pm
Thursday 3rd September
Roger Sargent documentary screening, Anthems For Doomed Youth playback and Q&A with Roger Sargent
Doors: 8pm. Film and Q&A: 8:30-10pm
Friday 4th September
Album release day and "very special event"
Proceeds from the Dublin Castle events are going to the Rock'N'Roll Rescue Charity, while proceeds from album playbacks across the UK will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The Libertines are set to tour their new album this year, with NME confirming rumours that Doherty's drug addiction counsellor will join him after he recently completed a rehab stint in Thailand to get clean.Reuse content