Notorious indie-rockers, The Libertines are set to storm Newcastle’s Times Square on Thursday 3rd August, lending support from Maximo Park, BlackWaters and The Pale White, for what will be a monumental gig. This is part of the ‘Live from Times Square’ festival season which will certainly please fans after the cancellation of Northumberland’s ‘Festival on the Wall’ back in March – an event the Libertines were initially headlining.
The Libertines crashed onto the music scene back in 2002, bringing with them an intoxicating potion of sex, drugs and the legacy of iconic frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat. They rose to prominence with their self-titled second album in 2004, produced by Clash guitarist Mick Jones and boasting the voyeuristic indie-rock of ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’, ‘Narcissist’ and ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’. Their Times Square stint will surely include these hits alongside Inbetweeners anthem ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’, their debut ‘Up The Bracket’ and comeback album ‘Anthems For The Doomed Youth’.Joining them at Times Square is local
Joining them at Times Square is local band, Maximo Park, following the release of protest album ‘Risk To Exist’ back in April this year. They commenced a triumphant UK tour in May, surpassing 11 venues across the country. Frontman, Paul Smith reflects upon their recent album, explaining that: “some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fuelled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society”. Having formed way back in 2000, Maximo Park has an accumulation of hits, from Mercury Prize nominated debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’ to political offering ‘The National Health’.
Other support acts include Guildford punk-rock bunch BlackWaters, and on-the-rise Newcastle talent The Pale White.
Tickets, priced at £49.50, are available from seetickets.com.