We last seen The Libertines rock the Wirral Live festival in May at Tranmere Rovers Football Ground – http://www.uneekibiza.com/wirral-live-2017-review-the-libertines/ and they were back in the North West in late September as part of their ‘Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ visiting 7 different seaside towns.

One of those towns was meant to be tonight’s (Sept 22) gig – Blackpool, but the venue Empress Ballroom had to have renovation work completed, so a late change of venue was decided as Warrington’s iconic and intimate venue, Parr Hall. The tickets sold out within 3 minutes 1 week prior to the gig, proving that The Libertines are still one of the most in demand bands in the country.

When the Stone Roses made their comeback a few years ago, Warrington’s Parr Hall was chosen then as the venue for their first ever reunited gig. It’s fair to say that tonight’s gig was probably the biggest night musically Warrington has seen since then.

With a cinematic video backdrop and lights at the ready, out came the lads, geared up in leather jackets and opened their set with one of their biggest anthems (and my fave Libertines track), Time For Heroes! This was shortly followed by Delaney, Heart Of The Matter, Boys In The Band, Campaign Of Hate and You’re My Waterloo. In between all of this, Doherty threw a mic stand went into the crowd and there was an “Ohhhh Jeremy Corbyn” chant from the crowd.

Next came one of The Libertines’ biggest ever tracks – Can’t Stand Me Now, and madness ensued!

What Katie Did came next, and there was stage invader who kissed Pete on the lips! The Libs finished on some of their biggest anthems, the crowd bouncing to each and every one; Music When The Lights Go Out, Up The Bracket
and Don’t Look Back Into The Sun, followed by an impromptu version of The Stones Roses – I Wanna Be Adored.

What a brilliant gig!


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