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The Libertines announce nine date Christmas tour across UK (2019)

The Libertines

Story by Jack Foley

THE Libertines have announced a nine-date Christmas tour across the UK in December, along with shows in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Brussels and The Netherlands in October and November.

Tickets, for what is The Libertines first headline tour in over two years, go on sale at 9am on Friday, June 28 and are available from Ticketmaster.

The full dates are (all October, November and December 2019)

27 – Paris Olympia

2 – Cologne Carlswerk
4 – Munich Tonhalle
5 – Berlin Columbiahalle
17 – Luxembourg Den Atelier
18 – Brussels Cirque Royale
20 – Utrecht Tivoli Vrendenburg
21 – Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg

3 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
4 – Leeds O2 Academy
6 – Dundee Caird Hall
7 – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
10 – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
12 – Nottingham Rock City
14 – Birmingham O2 Academy
16 – Bristol O2 Academy
18 – London O2 Academy Brixton

The Libertines bar, The Waste Land, and recording studio, at The Albion Rooms in Margate, open on August 16.

As previously announced, Peter Doherty and Carl Barât play two acoustic shows at London’s Hackney Empire on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, as part of Somewhere Festival, which sold-out within minutes of going on sale.

Peter Doherty recently released his acclaimed new album, Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres, and toured the UK and Europe.

Carl Barât latterly returned from a sold-out tour of the far East.

The Libertines are currently working on their fourth album, the follow-up to the No.3 UK charting album Anthems For Doomed Youth (2015), which spawned the hits Gunga Din, Heart Of The Matter and You’re My Waterloo.