The Libertines Announce First Album In Over 10 Years
After they recently reunited this past summer to play a handful of reunion shows and festivals, everyone wondered what the future of British punk rockers the Libertines would be. Today (Dec. 5), the band announced that they have signed to Virgin EMI and are planning on a new album in 2015, their first in over a decade.
The new record will serve as the band's third overall studio album, and the follow-up to 2004's self-titled LP. Frontman Pete Doherty, who is currently in rehab treatment in Thailand (where the band ventured to sign this deal) proclaimed in a recent press release, "I don’t know what to say, I’m so happy ... It was a beautiful day." Bandmate Carl Barât, who has had his quarrels with Doherty over the years regarding his drug addiction, went on to say, "After everything we have been through, the Albion sails on course again, I couldn't be more excited."
Barât is also planning to release a new album with his band the Jackals called 'Let It Reign' on Feb. 16. Doherty has been embracing his recovery and has launched the Peter Doherty Hope Initiative (PDHI) aimed to help fund treatment at the Hope Recovery Centre for struggling addicts.
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