The Libertines haven’t played a show together since their brief reunion in 2010, but that could soon change. In an interview with Israeli newspaper Ynet (via The Music Charger), Peter Doherty revealed that he has said “yes” to an offer to reform the band for a concert in London this summer.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to even tell you this, but we were offered to reform The Libertines for a show this July in Hyde Park,” Doherty is quoted as saying. “I got the call just yesterday. Well, I said yes.”
It’s not clear whether the rest of the band has also agreed to do the show, and Doherty admitted that he hasn’t spoken to co-founder Carl Barât in some time. In fact, Barât recently formed a new band called The Jackals and plans to release a new solo album later this year.
Update: The band has updated its Facebook page with a photo of Hyde Park. Looks like it’s definitely happening.
Doherty was also quite candid about his motivations for a reunion, as he told Ynet that he is currently going through “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.