Gig Review: The Libertines

On Tuesday The Libertines returned to Glasgow for what I can only describe as their best live performance that I have ever witnessed.

The Boys in the Band

After performing at St Lukes on Monday night, the indie rockers went on to their second sell out show at the O2 Academy on Eglinton Street entering with ‘What a Waster’ showing they meant business. 

The setlist consisted of songs old and new with special hats off to the Up the Bracket album which made up the majority of the show. 

It was great to see the rockers back and doing what they do best with Pete and Carls conversations with the revelling crowd who were treated to the wicked musical talents of the boys not to mention the terrific drum solos of Gary Powell as well as a one off performance of ‘The Only Way is Up’ which was bizarre but also fabulous.

The Libertines went on to perform more recent songs including a spellbinding performance of ‘You’re My Waterloo’ which left many within the crowd including myself speechless.

Each song performed by the band was rich in passion and fans were delighted to see the boys in the band back in the city which holds a special place for Pete Doherty. Both sell out shows have been extremely well received and quite rightly so.

The band took to social media after both shows to say: “Glasgow, that was beautiful, Bournemouth you’re up next…the Albion sails on course.”

For many, Tuesdays concert was the first since the pandemic and by god what a way it was to celebrate some normality to the music scene. It was a pleasure as always to see these guys back performing and also great to see so many gig goers have a smashing time and being able to rock their socks off along with the band especially to ‘Time for Heroes’ which was the final song of the night. 

The Libertines have been touring venues throughout the country as part of their ‘Giddy up a Ding Dong Tour.’ 

Some tickets are still available for the bands forthcoming dates and can be purchased here.

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