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The Libertines announce 20th anniversary ‘Up The Bracket’ UK shows

Supergrass and Sports Team are set to support the band at the 2022 gigs

By Will Richards

The Libertines performing live. Credit: Roger Sargent.

The Libertines have announced a 2022 UK tour, celebrating 20 years of their iconic debut album ‘Up The Bracket’.

Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and co. will head out on a run of four shows next summer, which follow a current UK tour the band are on, labelled the ‘Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour’.

Across July and August, The Libertines will play three massive outdoor gigs at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl (July 1), Hatfield House in Hertfordshire (July 22) and Bute Park in Cardiff (August 5).

Support in Cardiff and Manchester will come from Sports Team, while Supergrass will play at the Hatfield House show.

On August 8, the band will then wrap up the short tour with an indoor gig at Edinburgh’s O2 Academy.

Alongside the tour dates, a statement promises that Rough Trade – who released ‘Up The Bracket’ in 2002 – will “be unveiling a series of all bells and whistles, no stone unturned, vault-pillaging releases to mark ‘Up The Bracket’’s momentous birthday”

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday (December 3) at 9am here.

See The Libertines’ current 2021 tour dates, and new ‘Up The Bracket’ shows for 2022, below.

29 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
30 – O2 Academy, Leeds

1 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

3 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
4 – Uni The Mountford Hall, Liverpool
6 – Academy, Manchester
7 – O2 Academy Leicester 
9 – University Great Hall, Cardiff
10 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
11 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
13 – O2 Academy, Bristol
14 – Rock City, Nottingham
16 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
17 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
18 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
19 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

JULY 2022
1 – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl (with Sports Team)
22 – Hatfield, Hatfield House (with Supergrass)

5 – Cardiff, Bute Park (with Sports Team)
8 – Edinburgh, O2 Academy