London’s savvy Carl Barat has used the many months of his “self-imposed, post Dirty Pretty Things exile” wisely, buckling down to get studious.  He’s gone and accomplished what any smart, semi-retired, once famous (still famous), musician with a bit of college acting background should do.

Barat has just announced that not only will he have a solo album due out in October, but he’s writing a book of memoirs, done some tunes for Russell Brand’s “Get Him to the Greek” and gotten in some camera time and close ups for his friend Mark Donne’s new film called “The Rime Of The Modern Mariner” (a mod take on the lengthy Coleridge poem perhaps?).

Better yet, this summer he’s got those reunion festival gigs with The Libertines and come this fall, he’ll be touring across the UK and Europe to promote his solo album.  Dates are below.


15 October BRIGHTON, Coalition 01273 606312
16 October CAMBRIDGE, The Haymakers 01223 511511
17 October STOKE ON TRENT, The Sugarmill 01159 454593
18 October NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms 08713 100000
20 October NEWCASTLE, Digital 0113 2454650
21 October GLASGOW, Oran Mor 0844 8472487
22 October LEEDS, The Cockpit 0113 2454650
23 October MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute 0161 8321111
25 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Room 0871 2200 260
26 October BRISTOL, Thekla 0871 2200 260
27 October LONDON, Scala 0871 2200 260
29 October AMSTERDAM, Melkweg
30 October BRUSSELS, Botanique
31 October COLOGNE, Gebaude 9
1 November HAMBURG, Ubel and Gefahrlich
2 November BERLIN, Magnet

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