After their last reunion in 2010, The Libertines, the infamous English rock band, are set to reform again for another gig in July 2014.
In an interview given to an Israeli newspaper (source here) about his arrival to a gig in Israel, Pete Doherty (the co-frontman of The Libertines) said:
“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. I got the call just yesterday.”
He continues (in a surprising sincerity):
“Well, I said yes. The thing is when I think about it now it was kind of a strange answer because I think in most days if you asked me the same question I would say no, but recently I tried to call Carl (Carl Barât – the lead guitarist, R.S.) and couldn’t reach him.”
“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.”
Watch their full gig from Reading festival 2010: