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Review: The Libertines

By Anya Levkouskis

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After the anticipated return of The Libertines in 2014, and the release of the new album “Anthems For Doomed Youth,” it’s fair to say the crowd was excited for the gig, and you could really sense this entering the BIC.

Bars were packed but when the band hit the stage, it seemed fans were more interested in throwing drinks than actually drinking them. All part of The Libertines experience though!

Doherty and Barat were on form, and it seemed as though they’ve put their rocky history far behind them with their on stage displays of affection, embracing each other and sharing the mic for much of the gig.

The blinding light show was really something, and complimented the set with a huge “The Libertines” sign hung high above the stage front and centre.

The band played with high energy throughout, and you really have to hand it to drummer Gary Powell who barely broke a sweat storming through the rowdy set list.

Highlights include Gunga Din, What a Waster and Can’t Stand Me Now, each proving there’s no disguising the sheer adoration fans have for this band’s music, singing along to every single lyric.

Stretching out final song Don’t Look Back Into The Sun as much as possible, The Libertines finished what was a truly memorable show with Doherty throwing his mic and stand deep into the crowd, and Bournemouth seemed to leave the show well and truly impressed!

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