After half an hour of conversation with the press, Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and John Hassall all strapped on guitars and played their first songs as The Libertines since 2004.
The band played a cover of ‘Georgia On My Mind’, and ‘The Good Old Days’ from The Libertines’ debut album ‘Up The Bracket’.
Right now, The Libertines are booked only to perform two U.K. festival shows as part of the Festival Republic organized Reading and Leeds Festivals. When the journalist ask if more shows and new material were plan the band didn’t answer but the bassist Hassall explaining, “we’ll just take everything at it comes. We’ll do these gigs and hopefully have a great time and then maybe that will be the start of something,”.
The Libertines played their final show in Paris on 17 December 2004, without Doherty who was. Barât chose to then dissolve The Libertines as he was no longer willing to tour and record under the name without Doherty.