"Pete Doherty played a solo acoustic show at the MIddlesborough Town Hall last night (September 25). The star played an hour-and-a-half set peforming songs by his current outfit Babyshambles, his former band The Libertines and his solo compositions. The setlist included 'I Wish', 'Time For Heroes', 'UnBilotitled', 'Fuck Forever', 'Tell The King' and 'Cyclops'. Pete Doherty continues his solo UK tour at the following dates: Coventry Kasbah (26) London Hackney Empire (October 2) Manchester Ritz (3)".
"Pete was onstage around 9.15" says Albionrat on FDW "and looked healthy and bright. He played for around an hour and a half. It was a decent performance from Pete, but he wasn't half knocking back the rum and cokes, which meant he spent a bit too much time interacting with the crowd rather than belting out songs. It was really wierd as well, cos he kept playing the intro to "what katie did" and then taking a drink......and in the end he didn't even play the song Anyway, the setlist was roughly..... I wish All at sea Time for heroes Music when the lights go out Cyclops Never never Unbilotitled There she goes Fuck Forever Albion Death on the stairs What a waster Can't stand me now Tell the king".
Dirty Pretty Things are wrapping up their DJ mini tour (tonight they're splitting in two, with Carl and Anthony spinning records at The Hub in Plymouth and Didz and Gary on the decks at the Snug Lounge in Nottingham) and are about to begin their proper UK tour (tomorrow at the Middlesbrough Arena - that looks like a quite exciting town in these days!). In the meantime ther are shy signs of a European Tour in November. Dates for the moment are:
Berlin - Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, 19 November (tickets)
Cologne - Luxor, 20 November (tickets)
Amsterdam - 'De Melkweg', 22 November (tickets)
Paris - Bataclan, 25 November (tickets)