The Libertines are as pleased as punch to head out on a Christmas jaunt, their first tour in two years - and it's coming to Birmingham

Featuring Peter Doherty - vocals/guitar; Carl Barât - vocals/guitar; John Hassall - bass guitar and Gary Powell - drums, The Libertines released their debut single, ‘What A Waster,’ in 2002. A second single ‘Up The Bracket' was released in September of the same year and hit the UK Top 30 and was followed by their debut album, also entitled ‘Up The Bracket’ (produced by Mick Jones - The Clash).

‘Time For Heroes' was unveiled in January 2003, followed by 'Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ (produced by Bernard Butler). A second album, ‘The Libertines,’ was released in August 2004 and entered the UK album chart at Number One, spawning the top 10 singles ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ and ‘What Became Of The Likely Lads.’

The Libertines play O2 Academy, Birmingham on Monday 29 November. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 16 April here.