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The Libertines confirm reunion, announce first show in four years

on April 25, 2014, 8:40am

It’s official: The Libertines will reunite this summer for a massive one-off concert at London’s Hyde Park on July 5th. It marks the band’s first performance together since their brief reunion in 2010.

According to NME, The Libertines are part of an impressive lineup that also includes The Pogues, Spriritualized, Maximo Park, The Enemy, Wolf Alice, Swim Deep, The View, and I Am Kloot.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 2nd.

(Read: UK Acts That Need to Tour America)

News of the band’s reunion is surprising given the tumultuous relationship between co-founders Peter Doherty and Carl Barat. However, in an interview with Israeli newspaper Ynet, Doherty was quite candid about his motivations for a reunion, as he revealed he has “financial problems.” He said, “Not long ago I listened to The Libertines songs on YouTube and had a burst of nostalgia so I said what the heck, and then they told me how much they will pay us and I cannot lie to you I couldn’t say no, at least not in my state right now. I was recently called to family law court after a young girl I knew had told me I was the father of her baby. I have a year and a half old girl and I need to pay a lot of alimony, I’m in debt. It’s very complicated for me to say no right now, I have financial problems.”

Below, watch The Libertines’ full reunion performance at Reading Festival in 2010.

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