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Friday, 4th Mar 2011

Carl Barat Signs Deal That Could Include a Return with the Group Once Again This Year

Fans of The Libertines that failed to pick up concert tickets – or festival tickets to be more precise - to witness their return to the stage in 2010 are likely to get another opportunity to do so in 2011. This is thanks to a new deal that Carl Barat has signed with the investment group Power Amp, which gives him a multi-revenue stream with the company. This is according to an interview carried out by The Independent.

The Libertines made a well-publicised return to the live setting last year with appearances at festivals such as Reading and Leeds. Though it is not yet confirmed whether this would be the nature of performances in 2011 – indeed, it is not even confirmed that they will definitely perform – it has certainly increased the chances of audiences getting another chance to witness the likes of Barat, Pete Doherty and co. return to the live scene.

Doherty himself hinted that there could be further appearances by The Libertines this year, with The Sun reporting that a post on his blog that alluded to this was quickly removed. The newspaper also points out that new shows this year could include an appearance at Glastonbury.

The Libertines consist of Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Hassel and Gary Powell. They originally appeared on the scene early in the last decade, emerging with their debut album, “Up the Bracket”, in 2002 and their follow-up, “The Libertines”, in 2004. Both albums proved to be popular and they would also become known for songs such as “Time for Heroes”, “Don’t Look Back into the Sun” and “What a Waster”, among others. They would eventually go their separate ways as the decade progressed, with Doherty forming Babyshambles and Barat performing with Dirty Pretty Things, though most references to their names in the press largely concerned the antics of Doherty.

It is thanks to their popularity that rumours concerning reunion shows regularly attract a great deal of attention and further news regarding 2011 performances is likely to emerge once again as the year progresses.

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