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Peter in Birmingham

Rave review by Chris Henwood for The Birmingham Mail:

YES, before you ask, he did turn up. And yes, Pete Doherty was on this planet.
Suited and booted, and donning his trademark trilby hat, he skipped on to the stage and had the audience eating out of his hands with a faultless, energetic and an engaging show from the off.
Though he was mid-tour on the back of his first solo album, Grace/Wastelands, it was the old Libertines track Music When The Lights Go Out that got things under way.
Having introduced Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and the rest of his band to the stage, Peter, as his album names him nowadays, moved on to Arcady, then most recent single Last of the English Roses, followed by 1939 Returning and A Little Death Around The Eyes.
Every song seemed to keep the fans in raptures as Mr Doherty flitted between the back catalogues of his old bands to knock out Can’t Stand Me Now, What Katie Did and Albion – these last two courtesy of his Babyshambles days, of course.
There was even a treat for fans of professional Scouse band The La’s, as Mr Doherty performed Son of A Gun. But an even greater treat was in store as he left the stage during the encore to allow Lee Mavers to put the gig into the realms of the six-out-of-five category with There She Goes.
Verdict: 5/5

Photos by Wenn.

Setlist by exploding dim-wit: MWTLGO, arcady, LOTER, 1939, a little death..., salome, palace of bone, what a waster, cant stand me, what katie did, I am the rain, broken love song, new love grows, lady dont fall, son of a gun (avec mavers), sweet by and by, albion--bucket shop, there she goes (as in la's. not ALH), time for heroes, beg steal, fuck forever.

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