Libertines bandmates reunite for one night only

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played together for the first time in three years last night – but there are no plans for the band to reunite, according to a spokesman.

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played together for the first time in three years last night – but there are no plans for the band to reunite, according to a spokesman.

Doherty was ejected from The Libertines in 2004 because of his inability to kick his drug habit, and the pair barely spoke for years.

Before the band split, Kate Moss’s lover Doherty had been sentenced to six months in jail for breaking into Barat’s flat to steal possessions to sell for drugs.

Since then, Barat has fronted Dirty Pretty Things while Doherty, who continued to battle his drug habit, formed the Babyshambles.

But the once feuding bandmates buried the hatchet last night to play together at the second of two concerts, billed as An Evening with Pete Doherty, at the Hackney Empire in London.

Rumours of a reconciliation were sparked when the pair were seen together at Easter, with Doherty apparently asking Barat to be his best man at his wedding to Moss.

Last night, Doherty introduced his former bandmate with “ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been waiting for this moment, Carl Barat.”

After hugging on stage to loud cheers, the pair performed a 45-minute set that included What Katie Did Next, and Time for Heroes.

But Barat’s spokesman Tony Linkin said: “They just got together for the night. There are no plans for anything more than that.

“The Babyshambles are doing their own thing and Dirty Pretty Things are doing what they are doing.”

Barat recently said: “We’re not doing very different things but at some point I’d be happy to work with Pete. Our relationship hasn’t really faded away.”

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