Carl Barat, currently ringleading the Libertines’ circus around some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, puts on his ‘solo’ hat (a rather fetching fedora!) in January and will set out on the ‘Revive Live Tour’ with his band on a noble mission to highlight the plight of small venues, whose livelihoods have been teetering on the brink thanks to this bleedin’ global pandemic.
The Music Venue Trust, a UK charity which acts to protect grassroots music venues, teamed up with the good people at the National Lottery to create the ‘Revive Live Tour’, which features ‘great bands in small venues’. The tour is great value for fans as you can buy a pair of tickets for any of the shows for the price of a single ticket. More info here: musicvenuetrust.com
Carl Barat and his band will play eleven special up-close and personal shows in January. These will be Barât’s first solo shows in nearly five years and will showcase some tantalising new material along with a career-spanning selection of nuggets from his bands Dirty Pretty Things, The Jackals and the Libertines.
Barat adds: “Grassroots venues have always been vital, both culturally and for upcoming artists. They need supporting more than ever right now.”
Carl Barat has spent the last eighteen months writing with Jamie T and Dan Connors (Tom Grennan) for his forthcoming solo album produced by Olly Burden (The Prodigy). The first fruits of these sessions are slated for release in Spring 2022.
The full list of shows is:
6th Cambridge Junction
7th Stafford Redrum
8th Leeds The Wardrobe
13th St Albans The Horn SOLD OUT
14th Southampton Joiners SOLD OUT
15th Bury The Met
20th Grimsby Yardbirds
21st Peterborough Met Lounge
22nd Guildford Boileroom
28th Derby The Venue
29th Coventry Kasbah
All Revive Live tickets are buy one get one free Tickets available from www.ticketweb.uk
Earlier this year Barat joined with chef & restaurateur, Gizzi Erskine in opening the seafront, LOVE café, just a stones throw from The Libertines hotel and recording studio The Albion Rooms in Margate. The cafe is situated upstairs from Barat’s new live music venue ‘Justine’s,’ which is scheduled to open in early 2022.
Carl Barat has released seven albums: three with The Libertines: “Up the Bracket” (2002),”The Libertines” (2004) and “Anthems for Doomed Youth” (2015); two with Dirty Pretty Things: “Waterloo to Anywhere” (2005) and “Romance At Short Notice” (2008); a solo album ‘Carl Barât’ (2010) and one with his new band The Jackals ‘Let It Reign’ (2015).