Diehard Libertines fans dared not dream the band, who split in 2004, would ever tour again let alone release new material.
But Anthems For Doomed Youth prove Pete Doherty, Carl Barât, John Hassall and Gary Powell had put their difference behind them. Coming on the back of live shows in front of 65,000 people in London’s Hyde Park and three nights at Alexandra Palace, it was a dream come true for the many thousands of music fans who rightly hail them as the most important band of their generation.
A huge open-air gig in Newcastle this summer showed they’ve still got the ability to command awe on the big stage.
Forged in mosquito-infested huts in Thailand where Barât and Doherty went to put their inspiring collaboration back together, Anthems For Doomed Youth harbours songs of primal energy and uplift bitter betrayal and loss and of sun-lit love and redemption.
Our Sunday headliners have a track record of bringing joyful musical chaos to London and we are sure their OnBlackheath set will be no different.