The Libertines have added a new gig date in Margate to their forthcoming tour.
The band will be on stage just down the road from their new hotel and studio The Albion Rooms, when they play to a home crowd at Margate Winter Gardens on Sunday, December 22.
The Libertines unveiled the ‘First Phase’ of ‘The Albion Rooms’, at the five storey ten room Victorian building with the opening of two bars and a recording studio at the end of last month. The band bought the former Palm Court Hotel in 2017 for £458,000
The downstairs bar is ‘The Waste Land,’ – in reference to the T.S Eliot poem, written two doors down from ‘The Albion Rooms,’ whilst Eliot was recuperating from a nervous breakdown – and will be open to the public all year round.
The upstairs bar will initially be open to the public before becoming a private bar and lounge space for the studio and residents.
For the first month both bars will only be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The state of the art recording studio is available for viewing and bookings.
Peter Doherty, who played an impromptu set at The Waste Land last Sunday with singer Katia, recently released his acclaimed new album ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ and toured the UK and Europe. Carl Barât latterly returned from a sold-out tour of the far East.
The Libertines are currently working on their fourth album, the follow up to Anthems For Doomed Youth.
The band’s debut single, ‘What A Waster,’ hit the charts in 2002.
Following the release of ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ The Libertines played to over a million fans worldwide, including sold out shows at Hyde Park, three nights at Alexandra Palace, seven UK Arena shows, Brixton Academy, The Roundhouse, The Royal Festival Hall, along with headlining Reading, Leeds, Y Not, Victorious, Truck, T In The Park and On BlackHeath Festivals.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell – drums.