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Carl Barat: Libertines will perform again
Carl Barat is ”sure” The Libertines will perform together again.
The ‘Time For Heroes’ hitmakers – Carl, Pete Doherty, Gary Powell and John Hassall – have not shared a stage since their one-off comeback shows at the Reading and Leeds festivals in 2010 and though they have no definite touring plans, Carl won’t rule out more gigs in the future.
He said: ”Never say never. Yeah, I’m sure we’ll do Libertines or something at some point.”
In the meantime, Carl is currently focused on his acting career and is particularly excited about a potential project with ‘Lust for Life’ hitmaker Iggy Pop, who is also known for appearing in advertisements for insurance firm Swiftcover.
Carl told Absolute Radio: ”Well actually, the thing I’m most excited about I’m still auditioning for so I really can’t say, but Iggy Pop’s in it. It’s another advert for one of those car insurance. No, no, it’s not. No, it’s a film, it’s a film.”
Pete has previously claimed he doesn’t think Carl trusts him anymore.
In new documentary film ‘There are no Innocent Bystanders’, he said of his bandmate: ”He doesn’t trust me and hasn’t trusted me for a long time, and as far as I can tell it’s too late to do anything about it.”
Carl understands Pete – who was sacked from the band in 2004 due to his drug use, with the band briefly continuing without him before splitting the same year – is upset at what happened between them but is adamant his mistrust is unfounded.
He added: ”Pete, for understandable reasons is still very hurt about what’s gone on. And I believe he doubts my love for the band and for all of it.”
When asked if this was true, Carl replied: ”No, it’s really silly, and I wish he wouldn’t. I am hurt by it. It’s difficult.”