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- Posted on Aug 25th 2010 8:30AM by Chris Mugan
For the group's first stage performance since they split in 2004, Carl Barat, Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell have been practicing at the venue for a few days in preparation for tonight's warm-up gig ahead of their appearances this weekend at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Even though the Kentish Town Forum had been furnished with seats, the 300-strong audience charged to the front of the venue to greet the returning band, NME.com reported. The Libertines opened with 'Horrorshow' then played a set that covered both their albums, including the numbers 'Vertigo' and 'Up the Bracket,' with 'What a Waster' and 'I Get Along' as an encore.
Keeping chat to a minimum, the band performed a 22-song set, dropping in several obscurities such as unreleased demo track 'Lust of the Libertine.' They ended the show by bowing in a line at the front of the stage, when a shirtless Powell threw his drum sticks into the crowd.
Tickets for the gig were only available via an online lottery, as previously reported in Spinner.