Even after Pete Doherty casually mentioned in NME this week that The Libertines had been offered £2 million to play festival-headling gigs, Carl Barat is adamant that there’s no price tag on a band reunion — it can’t be bought, and it ain’t happenin, kids.
In NME this week, Doherty said he was ready to get the old gang together for the cash. “We had some ridiculous offers to headline Reading,” Doherty told NME. “Like £2 million to headline this festival, £1 million to headline that festival. I said, ‘Why don’t we just do it? Let’s get the old band back together.’”
But in a conversation with BBC 6Music, Barat — The Libertines’ frontman on vocals and lead guitar — said it wasn’t even on his radar.
“I’ve just freed myself up so the last thing I wanna do is completely burden my mind [with a Libertines reunion],” he said. He’s focusing on acting and his solo career — his debut UK solo gig is March 7, he announced yesterday.