What a downright Libertine - Carl Barât homes-in with debut album and tour for October 2010

Posted: 15th September 2010
The Libertines

Having reformed The Libertines with the man Doherty this year, as well as ranting and raving with Sadie Frost onstage during "Fool for Love", a rep-play written by Sam Shepard, Carl Barât has finally announced the release of his own solo material with an album, a single and a tour.

The activity has already kicked-off because the tickets for his dates are on sale now, with many selling-out already (save for a few remaining resales from our trusted sellers). The tour covers the latter half of October (see full list below), with the following still up for grabs: Brighton on the 15th (very limited), Stoke Sugarmill on the 17th, Nottingham Rescue Rooms on the 18th, Glasgow on the 21st, Wolves on the 25th and Bristol on the 26th. Prices for these four are £12.50 plus fees.

I am sure more dates will get announced at some point, but if you can't wait forever, his new single and album appear just prior to the tour, as well as his memoirs "Threepenny Memoir", a tome that covers his highs-and-lows with Pete, his childhood, his theatre-dealings and his time in London.

The single choice is "Run with the Boys", a melange of The Jam, Motown, Smiths and Barât and quite catchy with it - this gets released on 4th October, along with the debut self-titled album. Its ten tracks are a variation on Barât's previous incarnations in The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things, but with the gloom lifted. Chuck in an element of music-hall and you have an interesting set. Look out for our upcoming album review, coming your way soon!

Paul Pledger