The Libertines to play debut album 'Up The Bracket' in full for a special show

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9 Mar 2022, 16:26

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Fans have been waiting a long time to see The Libertines perform their debut album in full.

Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and co are reuniting to play their 2002 debut record 'Up The Bracket' in full.

The gig is part of their plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album by performing it in full at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London on July 23.

As well as the album in its entirety, they will also play other "classic" songs from their catalogue.

Not only that, but they're promising some "very special guests" will be joining them for the show.

The band recently performed their 'Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour'.

They recently talked about hopes of making new music too.

Pete revealed the band decided to "hold off" on new music, and even though he has no idea "how or when it's going to happen", he hopes it will.

Pete said: "At the end of the tour we did that ended last month, everyone was really upbeat by the fact that we were all still alive after the various quarantines and John coming and going.

"We were all really upbeat about the future, so I don’t know how or when it’s going to happen but I think it will."

There's one song called 'Mustang' that he's particularly excited to play.

He added: "I like to think so. There was one song that was getting finished called ‘Mustang’, which was a cracker and definitely up there with the greats.

"I kept saying, ‘Let’s do it tonight’, but everyone was more keen to hold back. I really hope you get to hear it all this year."

Pete has been living in France and working on solo music.