The Libertines have invited London six piece Gabi Garbutt & Illuminations to join them on a selection of dates on their European tour.
The band, who are on the verge of releasing their debut album The Discredited Language of Angels, will play the legendary Paris Olympia on October 27, before heading to Cologne Calswerk Victoria (November 2), Munich Tonhalle Munchen (4) and Berlin Columbiahalle (5).
Libertines bassist John Hassall, who met Garbutt through Y Tuesday, the London poetry night organised by his wife, invited the band to play the gigs and has also guested on a forthcoming collaborative track ‘Lady of Seville’.
The shows will come hot on the heels of a UK tour with another fan, Edwyn Collins. The former Orange Juice frontman was so impressed with their distinctive ‘Clash-meets-Stax’ sound that he gave them the use of his Scottish studio to record the album’s vocals free of charge.
The band share the album track ‘The Fool’ as a single on September 6, ahead of the release of The Discredited Language of Angels on November 15.
Supporting Edwyn Collins on tour Sept 2019. Released on ‘Music As Insurgent Art’ 2019.
Full live dates
With Edwyn Collins:
7th September – Liverpool, Arts Club Theatre
8th September – Manchester, Gorilla
10th September – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
11th September – Brighton, Concorde 2
12th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
14th September – Dublin, Liberty Hall Theatre
15th September – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
17th September – Bristol, Trinity
Headline album launch:
24th September London, The Slaughtered Lamb (New Roots Promotions).
With The Libertines:
October 27th – Paris Olympia
November 2nd – Cologne Calswerk Victoria
November 4th – Munich Tonhalle
November 5th – Berlin Columbiahalle
Photo credit: Leo Garbutt