Pete Doherty Would Reunite The Libertines Due to His “Financial Problems”
A photo has been posted to The Libertines' official Facebook page that suggests a reunion at Hyde Park this year.
The band's former co-frontman and songwriter Pete Doherty was interviewed by Israeli newspaper Ynet last week, and in the interview, which was transcribed my Musicharger, he was quoted as saying: "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 continued: "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 (Barat) and couldn't reach him."
Doherty also added that his reasoning behind reforming the band is due to him being in severe debt, saying: "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."
Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles released their third studio album, Sequel to the Prequel, last year. It charted at number 10 in the UK charts, though as is to be expected from Doherty, it suffered due to a number of gigs being cancelled at the last minute.