With The Libertines Hyde Park show now confirmed, Carl Barat has stated that he hopes to write some new songs with Pete Doherty for the event.
Speaking to The Independent Barat said “I’m seeing Pete next week and we’ll get the guitars out. Hopefully we’ll come up with some new songs for Hyde Park.”
Meanwhile, an intimate warm up gig could be on the cards. Speaking to The NME he said Doherty said, “There’ll be a warm-up, and there might be a free one for people who can’t get into Hyde Park, maybe.” Barat went on to say “We did mention it would be nice to do a warm-up, I’m sure the people who look at that stuff are fully clued up enough to leave the options open. It’d be cool to do somewhere of a similar size to The Forum”.
Residents in Hyde Park have meanwhile objected to the show taking place with fears over Pete Doherty adhering to curfew times. It’s a fair shout to be fair given his track record.
Chairman of the Residents’ Society of Mayfair and St James’s, Anthony Lorenz, said: “We can’t be supportive of this show for obvious reasons. We’ve had meetings over the noise levels and volume controls from the Hyde Park concerts and they have been under control recently. But we can’t be supportive of this sort of individual. Together with the Ozzy Osbourne concert the day before, it’s the last thing we need in the middle of Mayfair.”
Is it really the last thing you need in Mayfair? Get a grip Lorenzo lad. Barat responded to the concerns with the following comment, again to The Independent “I’m not worried about us coming on late. If people are concerned about noise they shouldn’t have moved to Hyde Park. I hope we don’t break the curfew but we’ll see on the night.”
Tickets go on sale this Friday @ 9am.