Pete Doherty's Babyshambles announce UK tour

Band will play a string of dates in September and October

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Babyshambles have announced details of a headline UK tour later this year.

Pete Doherty will hit the road with his bandmates in September for an extensive run which will involve gigs all the way into October. Starting in Glasgow on September 4, the tour will visit Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Lincoln, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff and Norwich throughout September as well as a date at London's Brixton Academy. Further shows in October will take place in Sheffield, Hatfield, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge.

The shows are expected to see Babyshambles perform new songs from forthcoming new album. It was reported earlier this year that Pete Doherty has started work on a new Babyshambles album with producer Stephen Street, who produced the band's last full-length effort, 2007's 'Shotter's Nation'. Bassist Drew McConnell revealed the news to NME, explaining that while the sessions had initially been set for Doherty's second solo album, the album would be released as Babyshambles' third.

Babyshambles will play:

Glasgow Barrowland (September 4)
Newcastle O2 Academy (5)
Leeds O2 Academy (6)
Manchester Academy (7)
Liverpool O2 Academy (9)
Lincoln Engine Shed (10)
Bristol O2 Academy (11)
Oxford O2 Academy (13)
London O2 Academy Brixton (14)
Cardiff University (15)
Norwich UEA (16)
Sheffield Leadmill (October 10)
Hatfield Forum (11)
Leamington Spa Assembly (12)
Birmingham O2 Academy (14)
Leicester O2 Academy (15)
Cambridge Junction (17)
Folkestone Leas Cliff (18)
Exeter Great Hall (20)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (21)


To check the availability of Babyshambles tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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