This page lists all known Libertines gigs from 2002. If you have any corrections please email blackmarketclash

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(3) The Libertines sessions
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01-Sep-99 Bull & Gate, London

12 Bar Club, London
27-Jun-01 The Metro Club, London
21-Feb-02 Cherry Jam, London
23-Feb-02 The Refectory, University of Leeds, Leeds
supporting The Strokes
24-Feb-02 Carling Academy, Birmingham
The Freebutt, Brighton supporting The Vines
07-Mar-02 The Monarch, London supporting The Vines
08-Mar-02 The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham supporting The Vines
09-Mar-02 The Louisiana, Bristol supporting The Vines
06-Apr-02 Coventry, Coloseum
secret gig as "Lombard and Spaniel"
12-Apr-02 The Army and Navy, Chelmsford
13-Apr-02 The Zodiac, Oxford supporting The Vines
14-Apr-02 Acoustic set for Anti-Apathy, The Spitz, London
13-May-02 The Louisiana, Bristol
14-May-02 93 Feet East, London
15-May-02 The Square, Harlow
16-May-02 Esquires, Bedford
17-May-02 The Soundhaus, Northampton
18-May-02 Chinnery’s, Southend-on-Sea
20-May-02 The Joiners Arms, Southampton
21-May-02 Little Academy, Birmingham
22-May-02 The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
23-May-02 Cherry Jam, London
01-Jun-02 The Zanzibar Bandwagon gig, Liverpool
02-Jun-02 The Square, Harlow
03-Jun-02 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
05-Jun-02 The Victoria Inn, Derby
06-Jun-02 The Cockpit, Leeds
07-Jun-02 Barfly, Glasgow
08-Jun-02 The Leadmill, Sheffield
10-Jun-02 The Charlotte, Leicester
11-Jun-02 The Little Civic, Wolverhampton
12-Jun-02 Roadhouse, Manchester
13-Jun-02 Cardiff Barfly, Cardiff, Wales
14-Jun-02 The Met Lounge, Peterborough
27-Jun-02 The Metro Club, London
04-Jul-02 Accelerator Festival 2002
14-Jul-02 Witnness Festival 2002,
Fairyhouse Racecourse,
Ratoath, Ireland 
20-Jul-02 Isla De Encanta Music & Arts Fest 2002,
Es Garroveral,
Magalluf, Spain 
27-Jul-02 Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London
supporting The Sex Pistols
03-Aug-02 Beached Festival 2002, Scarborough South Bay 
14-Aug-02 Cologne Stadtgarden
17-Aug-02 Summer Sonic Osaka 2002, WTC Open Air Stadium
18-Aug-02 Summer Sonic Tokyo 2002, Chiba Marine Stadium
23-Aug-02 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
24-Aug-02 Reading Festival 2002, Little John’s Farm, Reading
25-Aug-02 Leeds Festival 2002, Temple Newsam, Leeds
1-Sep-02 Bologna, Independant Days Festival
03-Sep-02 La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
04-Sep-02 The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
05-Sep-02 Cornerhouse, Middlesbrough
06-Sep-02 Carling Academy 2, Birmingham
07-Sep-02 The Charlotte, Leicester
09-Sep-02 The Sugarmill, Hanley
10-Sep-02 Fibbers, York
11-Sep-02 The Soundhaus, Northampton
12-Sep-02 Zak’s Club, Milton Keynes
13-Sep-02 The Cockpit, Leeds
14-Sep-02 The Colosseum, Coventry
16-Sep-02 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
17-Sep-02 Chinnery’s, Southend-on-Sea
18-Sep-02 The Joiners Arms, Southampton
19-Sep-02 The Louisiana, Bristol
20-Sep-02 Cardiff Barfly, Cardiff, Wales
22-Sep-02 Exeter Cavern, Exeter
23-Sep-02 Mr Smiths, Bournemouth
25-Sep-02 The Zodiac, Oxford
26-Sep-02 The Met Lounge, Peterborough
28-Sep-02 Pavilion Theatre, Brighton
30-Sep-02 The Victoria Inn, Derby
01-Oct-02 The Boat Race, Cambridge
02-Oct-02 The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells
04-Oct-02 100 Club, London, 100 Club, London 
05-Oct-02 University of Liverpool, Liverpool
06-Oct-02 Charlie Wright’s Music Lounge, London
secret gig with The Lefthand & Kill City
11-Oct-02 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
12-Oct-02 Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland
15-Oct-02 Rock City, Nottingham supporting Supergrass
16-Oct-02 Northumbria University, Newcastle supporting Supergrass
17-Oct-02 Barrowland, Glasgow supporting Supergrass
18-Oct-02 The Refectory, University of Leeds supporting Supergrass
20-Oct-02 Manchester Academy 1, University supporting Supergrass
21-Oct-02 BirminghamCarling Academy, supporting Supergrass
21-Oct-02 Bristol Academy, supporting Supergrass
24-Oct-02 Southampton Guildhall, supporting Supergrass
23-Oct-02 London, HMV instore gig
25-Oct-02 Cardiff University, supporting Supergrass
27-Oct-02 Cambridge Corn Exchange, supporting Supergrass
28-Oct-02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, supporting Supergrass
29-Oct-02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, supporting Supergrass
30-Oct-02 Rock City, Nottingham
NME Term Warfare Tour with The Vines & Hoggboy
1-Nov-02 Later With Jools Holland (3trks + interview)
05-Nov-02 Brixton Academy, London, supporting Morrissey
07-Nov-02 Le Divan du Monde, Paris
09-Nov-02 London Calling 2002 #2, Paradiso, Amsterdam 
10-Nov-02 Unknown Venue, Barcelona, Spain
12-Nov-02 Schlachthof, Hamburg
13-Nov-02 Magnet Club, Berlin
14-Nov-02 Nachtleben, Frankfurt
15-Nov-02 Atomic Café, Munich
16-Nov-02 Starclub, Dresden
17-Nov-02 Gebäude 9, Cologne
19-Nov-02 NT-Areal, Basel, Switzerland
21-Nov-02 Propaganda, Milan, Italy
22-Nov-02 Classic, Rome, Italy
23-Nov-02 Covo Club, Bologna, Italy
26-Nov-02 Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona, Spain *
27-Nov-02 Fnac San Agustín, Valencia, Spain
29-Nov-02 Fnac Callao, Madrid, Spain
29-Nov-02 Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
30-Nov-02 Azkena, Bilbao, Spain
01-Dec-02 CAT, Bordeaux, France
02-Dec-02 Le Chabada, Angers, France
03-Dec-02 Café Théâtre Botanique, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
06-Dec-02 Stoke Newington Armitage Shanks, London
07-Dec-02 Stoke Newington Armitage Shanks, London
Stoke Newington Armitage Shanks secret gigs with BRMC
10-Dec-02 Marquee Club, London, XFM Xmas Party
18-Dec-02 Sticky Fingers, Stockholm, Sweden

2002 2002 BBC Radio Lamacq Session
2002 2002 BBC Radio Zoe Ball Session
2002 2002 2002 XFM sessions

09-Jan-03 Eurosonic Festival, Vera, Groningen, Holland
16-Jan-03 London, Filthy McNasty
17-Jan-03 New York, Brooklyn, Rockstar Bar
18-Jan-03 New York, Club Luxx
19-Jan-03 New York, C.B.G.B.
21-Jan-03 VPRO 'HET LEK' (wanted)
22-Jan-03 Roxy Club, Valencia, Spain
24-Jan-03 Top of the Pops BBC TV (wanted)
31-Jan-03 San Francisco (USA), Bottom of the Hill
3-Feb-03 New York, C.B.G.B.
4-Feb-03 New York, Club Luxx
7-Feb-03 Los Angeles, Spaceland (moved from Jan. 23)
8-Feb-03 West Hollywood, Viper Room
12-Feb-03 London, Astoria NME Awards Show
14-Feb-03 London, Rhythm Factory
15-Feb-03 Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden, support: The Cherubs
there will be a boxing match previous to the gig instead
16-Feb-03 Södra Teatern, Stockholm, support: The Cherubs
17-Feb-03 So What!, Oslo, Norway, support: The Cherubs
18-Feb-03 Bergen, Garage, Norway, support: The Cherubs
19-Feb-03 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, support: The Cherubs
20-Feb-03 Loppen, Copenhagen (wanted), support: The Cherubs
20-Feb-03 Vienna, Flex
21-Feb-03 London, The Fusilier & Firkin Joe Strummer tribute gig
23-Feb-03 Sheffield, Leadmill
23-Feb-03 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
24-Feb-03 Liverpool University Guild of Students, Stanley Theatre
ALT-MASTER includes encores. Video just 40 seconds (encore)
25-Feb-03 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
27-Feb-03 Hamburg, Schlachthof
with DJ Alan MCGee and BP Fallon, support: Hoggboy
28-Feb-03 Berlin, ColumbiaFritz
with DJ Alan MCGee and BP Fallon, support: Hoggboy
1-Mar-03 Munich, Atomic Café, support Hoggboy
2-Mar-03 Heidelberg , Karlstorbahnhof, support Hoggboy
4-Mar-03 Strasbourg, La Laiterie, support Hoggboy
5-Mar-03 Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix, support Sheetah Et Les Weismuller
6-Mar-03 Nantes, L'Olympic
07-Mar-03 Élysée Montmartre, Paris, support The Kills
9-Mar-03 Brussels, Botanique support
10-Mar-03 Rotterdam, Waterfront
11-Mar-03 Amsterdam, Melkweg
13-Mar-03 LIQUIDROOM, Tokyo
13-Mar-03 Harajuku Astro Hall, Tokyo
2i-Mar-03 London, Albion Rooms, secret gig
27-Mar-03 London, The Buffalo Bar, secret gig
28-Mar-03 London, The Barfly, secret gig
28-Mar-03 Barcelona, Razzmatazz
29-Mar-03 Alicante, Santa Pola (Camelot)
30-Mar-03 Madrid, Caracol
31-Mar-03 Bilbao, Azkena
1-Apr-03 Torino, Club Hiroshima
3-Apr-03 London, Lark in the Park, secret gig
4-Apr-03 London, The Barfly, secret gig
5-Apr-03 Grand Arcadian Cabaret, Scaraborough
Steve's warehouse squat secret gig
8-Apr-03 Nagoya, Quattro
9-Apr-03 Osaka, Heart & Bridge
10-Apr-03 Fukuoka, Drum Logos
11-Apr-03 Kyoto, Club Metro
13-Apr-03 Tokyo, Shinjuku Liquid Room
14-Apr-03 Tokyo, Shinjuku Liquid Room
15-Apr-03 Harajyuku, Asutoro Hall
16-Apr-03 Sendai, Junk Box
17-Apr-03 Sapporo, Penny Lane 24
18-Apr-03 Shinnijuku, Rikkiddo Room
19-Apr-03 TV Show Factory for Japanese TV
24-Apr-03 San Francisco, Slim's
26-Apr-03 Coachella Festival 2003, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 
27-Apr-03 Coachella Festival 2003, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 
28-Apr-03 Seattle, Crocodile Café
30-Apr-03 CBGB, New York, NY (see notes)
2-May-03 New York, Luxx
5-May-03 New York, The Bowery
05-May-03 North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
07-May-03 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
09-May-03 Late Show With David Letterman, New York, NY
19-May-03 Paradiso, Amsterdam
28-May-03 London, Gunter Grove, Chelsea secret gig
01-Jun-03 London, Bar Undersolo, Inverness St., Camden secret gig
03-Jun-03 London, Romford Rd, secret gig
06-Jun-03 Rock im Park 2003, Frankenstadion, Nuremberg 
08-Jun-03 Rock am Ring 2003, Nürburgring, Nuerburgring 
09-Jun-03 Melkweg, Amsterdam, support Gem
13-Jun-03 Vitoria, Spain, Sala Azkena
14-Jun-03 Santa Pola, Spain, Camelot
15-Jun-03 Caracol, Madrid
16-Jun-03 Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3
18-Jun-03 Élysée Montmartre, Paris, support: M.A.S.S.
20-Jun-03 Manchester Academy 1, University (was 23rd)
21-Jun-03 Wirral Festival
Big-Top at Kings Parade, New Brighton
22-Jun-03 Barrowland, Glasgow
24-Jun-03 Leeds Cockpit
25-Jun-03 London Forum (was 24th)
28-Jun-03 Glastonbury Festival 2003, Worthy Farm, Pilton 
2-Jul-03 London, Peckham, The Ivy House secret gig
5-Jul-03 Belfort Festival France
9-Jul-03 London, Camden, The Under Bar Solo secret gig
15-Jul-03 Spanish TV
25-Jul-03 Fuji Rock Festival 2003, Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa 
26-Jul-03 Dortmund, Visions Westend Festival
25-Jul-03 London, 61 Gascony Ave Babyshambles secret gig
25-Jul-03 Chatham, Tap n Tin Babyshambles secret gig
1-Aug-03 San Francisco, Popscene
3-Aug-03 San Francisco, Slim
4-Aug-03 Los Angeles, LA, El Rey Theatre
4-Aug-03 London, The Gardens Club Babyshambles secret gig
5-Aug-03 Las Vegas, Huntridge Theater
7-Aug-03 Denver, Bluebird Theater
8-Aug-03 Rees-Haldern, Haldern Festival
9-Aug-03 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
10-Aug-03 Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
12-Aug-03 The Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada
13-Aug-03 Montreal, Café Campus
14-Aug-03 London, The Troubadour Babyshambles secret gig
16-Aug-03 Washington DC, Black Cat
18-Aug-03 Atlanta, Cotton Club and also Instore
18-Aug-03 London, The Gardens Babyshambles secret gig
19-Aug-03 New Orleans, LA, The Parish House Of Blues
20-Aug-03 New York, Irving Plaza
resheduled from the 20th due to power cut in NY
22-Aug-03 London, Troubadour, Babyshambles secret gig
23-Aug-03 London, Troubadour, Babyshambles secret gig
25-Aug-03 London, The Gardens Babyshambles CANCELLED
23-Aug-03 Reading Festival 2003, Little John’s Farm, Reading
24-Aug-03 Leeds Festival 2003, Bramham Park, Leeds
29-Aug-03 Tapestry Wild West Festival,
Cornwall Babyshambles CANCELLED
30-Aug-03 Tapestry Wild West Festival,
Cornwall Babyshambles CANCELLED
08-Oct-03 Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham
13-Oct-03 Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
15-Oct-03 Neighbourhood, London
Rough Trade 25th Anniversary Show
17-Oct-03 London, Camden Barfly secret gig
18-Oct-03 London, The Duke Of Clarence secret gig
05-Nov-03 London, Duke of Clarence
Wolfman & The Side Effects joined by Peter
11-Nov-03 London, Albion Rooms secret gig
13-Nov-03 London Pete secret gig
19-Nov-03 London, Duke of Clarence
01-Dec-03 Filthy McNasty’s Pub, London
05-Dec-03 The Rhythm Factory, London
12-Dec-03 London, Barfly
16-Dec-03 Kentish Town Forum, London
17-Dec-03 Kentish Town Forum, London
18-Dec-03 Kentish Town Forum, London (+BBC R1)
12-Dec-03 London, Filthy McNastys - Joe Strummer tribute
23-Dec-03 The Rhythm Factory, London
"City of Libertines" (Libs & 13 other bands including Killy City, The Rocks, The Lams)

2004 Top of the Pops BBCTV
2004 Time for Heroes live Ch4 Ear Candy
2004 Live on NME awards
11-Jan-04 London, Buffalo Bar John Hassall & Johnny Borrell
15-Jan-04 Middlebrough Arena
16-Jan-04 Northumbria University, Newcastle
18-Jan-04 London, Peter's flat
15-Feb-04 Bandwagon, Liverpool [demos]
Zanzibar, Peter Doherty & guests
18-Feb-04 Duke of Clarence, London
26-Jan-04 London, Rhythm factory
"A night of maximum rock'n'roll" with Selfish Cu*t, The Others etc.
29-Feb-04 Carling Academy, Birmingham
01-Mar-04 Manchester University, Manchester
02-Mar-04 Barrowland, Glasgow
04-Mar-04 Colston Hall, Bristol
05-Mar-04 Carling Academy Brixton, London
06-Mar-04 Carling Academy Brixton, London
07-Mar-04 Carling Academy Brixton, London
16-Mar-04 Rock Against Racism, London Astoria, London
21-Mar-04 London, Colour Bar
23-Mar-04 The Rhythm Factory, London
For Lovers Launch Party
10-Apr-04 London, The Coronet Theatre Don Letts Film Night
13-Apr-04 London, Café de Paris Wolfman & Peter Doherty
14-Apr-04 The Rhythm Factory, London
15-Apr-04 The Rhythm Factory, London anniversary party
20-Apr-04 London, Rooz Studios Babyshambles secret gig
21-Apr-04 Stoke-On-Trent, The Underground
Babyshambles single launch gig. (I went to this)
Mar-04 Jonathan Ross TV Show, London
27-May-04 London, HMV Oxford Street
06-Jun-04 London, Finsbury Park Love Music Hate Racism Fest.
07-Jun-04 Infinity Club, London *
Carl's club night launch gig
11-Jun-04 Meltdown Festival 2004, Royal Festival Hall, London 
supporting Morrissey
12-Jun-04 London, Café de Paris
Jonathan Richmond Fashion Show
12-Jun-04 Isle of Wight Festival
10-Jul-04 T in the Park 2004, Balado, Kinross 
11-Jul-04 Oxegen 2004, Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Ireland 
01-Aug-04 Fuji Rock Festival 2004, Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa 
9-Aug-04 Melbourne, The Corner Hotel
12-Aug-04 The Gaelic Club, Sydney
17-Aug-04 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY,
19-Aug-04 Los Angeles, The Troubadour
01-Sep-04 Unknown Venue, Bologna,
04-Sep-04 I-Day 2004, Arena Parco Nord, Bologna 
06-Sep-04 Kalkscheune, Berlin
07-Sep-04 Cologne, Gebäude 9
09-Sep-04 Lisbon, Paradise Garage
1-Sep-04 Razzmatazz, Barcelona
14-Sep-04 La Boule Noire, Paris
16-Sep-04 L’Orangerie du Botanique, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
18-Sep-04 Bazar Curieux 2004, Nighttown, Rotterdam 
20-Sep-04 Stockholm, Debaser
27-Sep-04 Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada
28-Sep-04 Portland, OR Dante's
29-Sep-04 Seattle, WA Neumo's
01-Oct-04 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
02-Oct-04 Music Box at the Fonda, Los Angeles, CA
03-Oct-04 San Diego, CA Mira Mesa Epicentre
06-Oct-04 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
08-Oct-04 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
09-Oct-04 Metro, Chicago, IL
10-Oct-04 The Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
11-Oct-04 New York, MTV show "Discover and download"
12-Oct-04 Webster Hall, New York, NY
13-Oct-04 Conan O'Brian TV, New York
15-Oct-04 The Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada
16-Oct-04 La Tulipe, Montreal, QC, Canada
17-Oct-04 The Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
18-Oct-04 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
21-Oct-04 Atlanta, GA Echo Lounge
22-Oct-04 Orlando, FL The Social
05-Nov-04 Les Inrockuptibles 2004, La Cigale, Paris
07-Nov-04 Tim Festival São Paulo 2004
08-Nov-04 Tim Festival Rio de Janeiro 2004
24-Oct-04 Hiroshima, Quattro
25-Oct-04 Fukuoka, Zepp
27-Oct-04 Nagoya, Diamond Hall
29-Oct-04 Tokyo, Zepp
01-Nov-04 Kawasaki, Citta
02-Nov-04 Osaka, Hatch
12-Dec-04 Limelight, Belfast
12-Dec-04 The Village, Dublin, Ireland
13-Dec-04 The Forum, London
14-Dec-04 Barrowland, Glasgow
15-Dec-04 Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
16-Dec-04 The Leadmill, Sheffield
17-Dec-04 Studio 287, Paris, France
"secret" show with PJ Harvey
18-Dec-04 London Astoria, London

Hackney Empire, London

Rhythm Factory, London

31-Mar-10 Boogaloo, London
24-Aug-10 HMV Forum, London
25-Aug-10 HMV Forum, London
27-Aug-10 Leeds Festival 2010, Bramham Park, Leeds
28-Aug-10 Reading Festival 2010, Little John’s Farm, Reading

28-Jun-14 Barrowland, Glasgow
29-Jun-14 Barrowland, Glasgow
05-Jul-14 British Summer Time 2014, Hyde Park, London 
12-Jul-14 Optimus Alive! 2014,
Passeio Marítimo de Algés,
Oeiras, Portugal 
19-Jul-14 Benicàssim 2014,
Recinto de Festivales,
Benicassim, Spain 
23-Sep-14 Store Vega, Store Vega, Copenhagen,  
26-Sep-14 Alexandra Palace, London
27-Sep-14 Alexandra Palace, London
28-Sep-14 Alexandra Palace, London
30-Sep-14 Le Zénith, Paris
01-Oct-14 Vorst Nationaal / Forest National, Vorst / Forest, Belgium
02-Oct-14 Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
04-Oct-14 Arena Berlin, Berlin
05-Oct-14 Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf

19-Jun-15 Best Kept Secret 2015, Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek 
26-Jun-15 Glastonbury Festival 2015, Worthy Farm, Pilton 
27-Jun-15 Ahmad Tea Music Festival 2015, Muzeon Park, Moscow 
02-Jul-15 Open’er Festival 2015,
Lotnisko Gdynia-Kosakowo,
04-Jul-15 Fabrique, Milan, Italy
09-Jul-15 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
10-Jul-15 T in the Park 2015,
Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder,
11-Jul-15 T in the Park 2015,
Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder,
22-Jul-15 Ibiza Rocks 2015,
Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Sant Antoni de Portmany 
25-Jul-15 Low Festival 2015,
Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor,
Benidorm, Spain
28-Jul-15 The Blues Kitchen, Camden, London
26-Aug-15 Zürich Openair 2015, Glattbrug, Rümlang, Switzerland 
28-Aug-15 Leeds Festival 2015, Bramham Park, Leeds
29-Aug-15 Rock en Seine 2015,
Domaine national de
Saint-Cloud, France
30-Aug-15 Reading Festival 2015, Little John’s Farm, Reading
04-Sep-15 The Dublin Castle, London
06-Sep-15 O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
07-Sep-15 Rock City, Nottingham
08-Sep-15 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
12-Sep-15 Lollapalooza Berlin 2015, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin 
16-Sep-15 HMV Oxford Street, London
29-Sep-15 Later with Jools Holland, Maidstone
21-Nov-15 Corona Capital 2015,
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez,
Mexico City 
28-Nov-15 Clockenflap 2015, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Kowloon, Hong Kong 

19-Jan-16 The Empire, Coventry
21-Jan-16 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
23-Jan-16 Manchester Arena, Manchester
25-Jan-16 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
26-Jan-16 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
27-Jan-16 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
29-Jan-16 Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
30-Jan-16 The O2 Arena, London
07-Feb-16 Columbiahalle, Berlin
09-Feb-16 Zenith, Munich
10-Feb-16 Palladium, Cologne
01-Mar-16 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
02-Mar-16 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
04-Mar-16 AB Brussels 2016, Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
05-Mar-16 AB Brussels 2016, Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
07-Mar-16 L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris
09-Mar-16 L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris
24-Mar-16 X-TRA, Zurich, Switzerland
25-Mar-16 Wiener Stadthalle - Halle D, Vienna, Austria
07-May-16 SOS 4.8 Festival 2016,
Recinto Ferial de La Fica,
Murcia, Spain 
17-Jun-16 Ardèche Aluna Festival 2016,
Camping Sunélia Aluna Vacances,
Ruoms, France 
15-Jul-16 BIG Festival 2016,
Parc des sports d’Aguiléra,
Biarritz, France 
16-Jul-16 Festival Vieilles Charrues, Les Vieilles Charrues 2016,
La Prairie de Kerampuilh,
Carhaix-Plouguer, France 
20-Jul-16 Boogaloo, London
12-Aug-16 Way Out West 2016, Slottsskogen, Gothenburg 
20-Aug-16 Rock am See 2016,
Konstanz, Germany
07-Sep-16 O2 Academy Brixton, London
05-Oct-16 Arena Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
06-Oct-16 Teatro Estudio Cavaret, Zapopan, Mexico
08-Oct-16 Popload Festival 2016 #1,
Urban Stage,
São Paulo, Brazil 
10-Oct-16 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
14-Oct-16 Festival BUE 2016,
Villa Martelli, Argentina 

20-May-17 Wirral Live 2017, Prenton Park, Birkenhead 
21-Jul-17 Tramlines Festival 2017, The Ponderosa, Sheffield 
22-Jul-17 Truck Festival 2017, Hill Farm, Steventon 
03-Aug-17 Live from Times Square 2017, Times Square, Newcastle 
03-Sep-17 Home Festival 2017, Zona Dogana, Treviso, Italy 
10-Sep-17 OnBlackheath 2017, Blackheath Common, Albury 
17-Sep-17 Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
18-Sep-17 The Ironworks, Inverness
19-Sep-17 Grand Hall, Kilmarnock
22-Sep-17 Parr Hall, Warrington
23-Sep-17 Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
25-Sep-17 Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
26-Sep-17 The Spa, Scarborough
30-Sep-17 The Aquarium, Lowestoft
01-Oct-17 By The Sea 2017, Margate
02-Oct-17 Brighton Centre, Brighton

24-Feb-18 Sydney City Limits 2018, Centennial Park, Sydney 
27-Feb-18 John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
28-Feb-18 Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
01-Mar-18 The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
03-Mar-18 Auckland City Limits 2018,
Western Springs Stadium,
Auckland, New Zealand 
04-Jun-18 Roundhouse, London
16-Jun-18 Conexión Valladolid 2018,
Pinar de Antequera,
Valladolid, Spain 
17-Jun-18 Meltdown Festival 2018, Royal Festival Hall, London 
27-Jul-18 Y Not 2018, Peak District National Park, Pikehall 
29-Jul-18 Kendal Calling 2018, Lowther Deer Park, Penrith 
24-Aug-18 Victorious Festival 2018,
Southsea Common,
01-Sep-18 Hodgepodge Superfest 2018,
Allianz Ecopark,
Jakarta, Indonesia 
01-Sep-18 Hodgepodge Superfest 2018,
Allianz Ecopark,
Jakarta, Indonesia 
09-Sep-18 Wheels and Fins Festival 2018,
Joss Bay Beach,
Broadstairs, Kent

27-Oct-19 L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris
28-Oct-19 X-TRA, Zurich, Switzerland
02-Nov-19 Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne
04-Nov-19 Tonhalle, Munich
05-Nov-19 Columbiahalle, Berlin
11-Dec-19 O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
12-Dec-19 Rock City, Nottingham
14-Dec-19 O2 Academy, Birmingham
15-Dec-19 O2 Academy, Birmingham
16-Dec-19 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
18-Dec-19 O2 Academy Brixton, London
19-Dec-19 O2 Academy Brixton, London
22-Dec-19 Winter Gardens, Margate

Virgin Money Unity Arena, Newcastle

06-Aug-21 Bingley Weekender, Bingley, UK
16-Sep-21 The Playground Festival 21 Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow
24-Sep-21 Rochester Castle, Rochester, UK
20-Nov-21 Margate Winter Gardens
23-Nov-21 O2 Academy Glasgow
25-Nov-21 O2 Academy Bournemouth
26-Nov-21 The Brighton Centre
27-Nov-21 Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA
29-Nov-21 O2 Academy Birmingham
30-Nov-21 O2 Academy Leeds
01-Dec-21 Edinburgh, UK, Usher Hall
03-Dec-21 O2 Academy Newcastle
04-Dec-21 Liverpool University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre)
06-Dec-21 Manchester Academy
07-Dec-21 O2 Academy Leicester
09-Dec-21 Solus, Cardiff University Students Union
10-Dec-21 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
11-Dec-21 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
13-Dec-21 O2 Academy Bristol
14-Dec-21 Nottingham, UK Rock City
16-Dec-21 O2 Academy Sheffield
17-Dec-21 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, UK
18-Dec-21 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
19-Dec-21 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

The Paddingtons known live recordings

London Radio Acoustic / Sorry (Acoustic)
16 08 04 Jabez Cleggs Manchester / 1 track
17 10 04 Manchester Roadhouse [master]
20 10 04 Roadhouse Manchester [Supporting Eastern Lane]
28 04 05 BBC 6 MUSIC Acoustic Session Gideon Coe
Worse for Wear (Acoustic) / Panic Attack (Acoustic) Interview
07 05 05 The Scala, Paris / 50 to a with Pete Doherty
02 11 05 HMV Oxford Circus
24 10 06 Oxford Zodiac [aud]
10 04 06 Cologne Prime Club

1979 11 04 Buzzcocks Bristol Colston Hall [soundboard master]
1996 -- -- Not Sensibles Punk Festival Blackppool
2001 07 05 Stiff Little Fingers Bar Cuba Macclesfield
2001 07 06 Stiff Little Fingers Morecambe Punk Festival
2001 07 07 Stiff Little Fingers Holidays in the Sun Punk Festival
2001 08 25 Ash @ Leeds Festival 2001
2001 08 26 Supergrass Leeds Festival
2001 08 26 Teenage Fanclub @ Leeds Festival
2001 09 14 Richard Ashcroft Lancashire Cricket Club
2001 09 15 Richard Ashcroft Lancashire Cricket Club
2001 11 28 Stiff Little Fingers Bar Cuba, Macclesfield
2002 03 01 Stiff Little Fingers Anniversary Tour Leeds
2002 06 15 Stiff Little Fingers The Paradise Boston, USA
2002 06 17 Stiff Little Fingers BB Kings New York
2002 08 25 The Hives Leeds Festival
2002 08 25 Muse Leeds Festival
2002 08 25 Pulp Leeds Festival
2002 08 26 Mogwai @ Leeds Festival
2002 08 26 Foo Fighters Leeds Festival
2002 09 05 Stiff Little Fingers Philadelphia Trocadero [maste-encores only]
2002 09 14 Electric Soft Parade live Lancs Cricket Club - supporting Oasis
2002 10 18 Supergrass Leeds University
2002 10 28 The Vines - Manchester Academy
2002 10 30 Vines Notingham Rock City R1
2002 11 02 Morrisey King Georges Hall Blackburn
2002 11 03 Suede Manchester Academy
2003 01 11 The Music Manchester Academy
2003 06 19 Travis King Georges Hall, Blackburn
2004 08 16 Babyshambles Jabez Clegg Manchester
2004 10 03 Stiff Little Fingers, King Georges, Blackburn
2004 10 04 Razorlight Manchster Academy
2004 10 09 Ordinary Boys Liverpool
2003 10 23 Razorlight Manchester Hop & Grape/Academy 3
2003 11 09 Beautiful South Blackburn
2004 10 20 The Ordinary Boys Granary Wharf, Leeds

Here are 229 tracks I would pick from this era
(in year order) with this Spotify playlist for most of them. Enjoy

I’m just a fan. I don’t know anybody in the music industry and I just bought tickets like everybody else. I was really fortunate to see the libertines right from the very beginning only due to the fact that someone posted on the Clash message board that Mick Jones was working with this new band.

I’m just a fan. I don’t know anybody in the music industry and I just bought tickets like everybody else. I was fortunate to see the libertines right from the very beginning only because someone posted on the Clash message board that Mick Jones was working with this new band.

I first saw them by accident at the sex pistols gig in July 2002 at Crystal Palace. I noticed them and they seemed quite good particularly for a support band. I think they were third on the bill.
I turned up at York Fibbers a couple of months later with a MiniDisc recorder to play them back and was blown away. I have never seen a band with so much energy passion since The Clash. In fact to put it in perspective, once you’ve watched The Clash every other gig that you ever attend is a lesser event. No band will ever recapture that presence on stage, that sheer excitement that something very different was happening.

York Fibbers is a small little venue no bigger than a pub with a big room at the back. It’s personal and engaging and when The Libertines came on stage I just got this sense that something very special is happening.
I went with another Clash fan, Niall from Leeds and we both looked at each other and thought, very interesting. We both agreed this was a very special band the like of we’ve not seen for 20 years.

At the time we were following Joe Strummer around - to almost every gig. I cried the day my mate Ant phoned up at 4 am on the 22nd December and told me what the world was about to hear. "Who's this?", "It's Ant, Strummer's dead, heart condition they think!". I cried. About 8 am the news channels started broadcasting it. I remember going to those next few Libertines gigs partly in some vague dark musical space broken only by the exciting prospect of Carl, Pete and Co.

I'd spent the last few years watching lots of bands, from boring mega bands to up-and-coming bands, you know the type - all hype; the NME's 'favourite band of the week', the NME's 'favourite band of the year' or the shit band with good connections or the one that the music press or some 'know it all' up-their-backside music journalist (the ones who decided the Clash had had their day) have been flogging on the radio and music press. Whether multimillionaire, household names or wannabes, they were all bland, uninspiring, an extension of some AOR or music journalists ego. When music is so turgid you are forced to keep looking backwards (punk 77) and I wanted to look forwards. Where are the passionate guitar bands? No matter how many gigs I went to we never found them. I taped quite a few between 2000 and 2005 after getting the minidisc player. I wish I could find it?

We'd had Green Day but they were skateboard punk, hit and miss. Then the music suddenly changed overnight with the 'invasion' of The Strokes, who like the Ramones, came over from the United States and inspired a generation of indie-punk guitar bands just after the turn of the millennium.

It was The Libertines who led this UK Vanguard just like The Clash and the Sex Pistols had done 25 years earlier.

Leaving York Fibbers, that tingle and returned. That desire to check where the next gig was and to go along with a great sense of anticipation and curiosity. The bouncing songs, 'a band that mattered', an atmosphere that neither Nial nor I had experienced since the days of the Clash.
I go on to watch them loads of times, probably 20 in total around the Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool area. I probably taped around six of them. It was just a shame they never came to East Lancashire.

And along with them came a whole host of new bands who produce great songs which I have set up a Spotify playlist for the ones that they have.

Like all musical revolutionaries, there are the 'believers, the artisans, the artists but then there are the opportunists. Commerciality before cultural and artistic credibility. Stadiums as soon as possible. Some of these bands slid off into popularity and in my view musical obscurity. Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and a few more. They were brilliant when they were fresh - and I saw them all either on support slots or on their first UK outings - but for these bands, it just didn’t last.

I also saw lots of wannabe bands. Lots of them. Hats off for their endeavour. The music press might have bigged them up as 'the next big thing and sadly they probably believed the AOR hype whilst it lasted for 15minutes but many lacked talent - or as happens with such periods - they proclaim they are 'different' and veer off to the self-indulgent music that is insipid or uninspiring. Charmless noise. It may have music to them and they may have believed that they were marking themselves out in the music presses something different, but I couldn’t wait to get in the car and go home.

There were loads of bands of 'one-track bands'. Or bands that produced a few good tracks but just didn’t have the talent to keep it going and most of the bands from the period struggled with the second album. For me, only two bands made it to a second album.

It was a period of tracks and not albums.
The six albums that do stand out are the debut albums by The Libertines, The Paddingtons, Pigeon Detectives, The Enemy, Hard-Fi (and the brilliant dub version) and The Cribs with New Fellas which improved on their first album. A notable mention to The Holloways first album.
Only The Libertines, The Paddingtons nurtured their talent beyond the first album.

Check out the playlist at the top for great tracks.
The scene, certainly around The Libertines, The Paddingtons always had that nod to The Clash and punk. The Libertines supported the Pistols and Mick Jones (The Clash) helped them a lot. Of course, they remade Janie Jones.
This period probably had as many good tracks as the punk period 25 years ago.
Many of the tracks from this period are played over and over again. I Predict a Riot, Chelsea Dagger, Mr Brightside and many more - including many that deserve to be played as often as these but in reality, they have been heard by too few.

It’s a period that should be remembered in British musical history. It should stand alongside the punky written in the 70s, the Beatles era of the early 60s and to a lesser extent cool Britannia of the early 90s.

I’ve done a list of the ones I particularly like including the rarities which are good as the ones listed above.

It was one night when I went to watch the remnants, Babyshambles at Jabez Clegg’s, of The Libertines that I saw this band that Stood out as one of the great bands of this period; the Paddingtons.

The Paddingtons should have released the second album sooner and demos for a third just show how great they were. Their first album First Comes First is a 'proper' punk album - an album you'd happily put on after 'Never Mind the Bollocks' by the Sex Pistols though the cover is a pastiche of The Clash's first album. Not the only time they'd give a nod. Like The Libertines they had talent that would’ve continued so long as they wanted to play.

They were great days and it was great to see them backstage on their musical journey. What struck me about them was just an ordinary decent these people are, proper musicians, proper people who spoke to fans and had no airs and graces.

I went up with them to do the New Years eve Dirty Pretty Things concert at Inverness where Josh was filling in on guitar for them. It was a great period. Carl Barratt was just a great guy. The Paddingtons and The Libertines, two bands that are very close.

It all came to an end but like most things, it drifted away and bands like The Vaccines came along who produced a few good tunes but in isolation.

As they say, pop was eating itself again. If I had a pound for every new band that was never going to get past a couple of tunes I’d be a millionaire. Music produced for themselves and not for the fans and concerts are just a bore.
Stiff Little Fingers are still playing live and remain head and shoulders above most of these bands. Guitar music for the people is in a depressing state in Britain. It’s back to buying a ticket to watch Jake Burns or banging out some tunes from this Indie punk period or some tribute band.

Back then I did take a minidisc to record some of them and now they sit there as a record of the sheer excitement, the thrill.

To have one great period between 1977 and 1984 was fantastic but I’m just as fond of the period between 2001 and 2006. This period appears not to have passed into the annals of musical history like the earlier punk period did at the end of the 1970s. Shame as it deserves to.

I’m left listening to old tapes and that tingle down the spine knowing that there were some special moments on stage. That for that moment, the anticipation, the walk up, we were to be carried away on some musical magical mystery, electrified, exhilarated journey by The Libertines & Co.

Nothing will ever beat The Clash on stage, nothing, for me or millions who saw them, but The Libertines came as close as you are going to get - very close.