For a moment there, it seemed as though everything was about to go to plan.
The Libertines toasted the release of their really-rather-good new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' with a club tour, playing small scale shows for the first time in a decade.
Fans gathered on Camden venue the Electric Ballroom last night (September 10th) with expectant hopes, but these were dashed when the band failed to show.
An unspecified 'medical emergency' was named as the reason for the no-show, with fans told that the date was 'postponed' rather than 'cancelled'.
In a short Facebook statement The Libertines wrote: "Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight the Libertines have had to postpone their sold out shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and at the Ritz in Manchester tomorrow night. Peter, Carl, John and Gary apologise whole heartedly to their fans and will reschedule both shows as soon as possible. This will not effect any of The Libertines other commitments. HQ."
'Anthems For Doomed Youth' is out now.