Babyshambles cancel Australian tour dates

Band will no longer play gigs in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

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Babyshambles have been forced to cancel a string of Australian tour dates on the advice of their solicitor.

Pete Doherty's band will still play at the Splendour in the Grass festival this weekend (July 26-28) but have pulled out of scheduled gigs in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on the advice of the band's immigration solicitor. A spokesperson for festival organisers Secret Sounds said: "The band will be playing exclusively at Splendour In The Grass and will not be touring to other Australian cities on this trip. This is due to various considerations, including advice from our immigration solicitor."

A statement from the band released via the promoter on Facebook reads: "While we’re disappointed the tour hasn’t worked out this time, we’re very excited about playing our new songs at Splendour In The Grass and we’re hoping to reschedule the other shows for some time in the not too distant future."

Babyshambles recently revealed the artwork for their new album 'Sequel To The Prequel' exclusively to NME. The artwork was designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst, a previous winner of the Turner Prize who also directed the video for Blur's single 'Country House', and uses a photograph by rock photographer Pennie Smith, who took iconic shots of bands such as The Clash and The Slits.

Earlier this month, Babyshambles announced details of a headline UK tour, which will call in at Glasgow, 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, Cambridge, Folkestone, Exeter and Bournemouth.

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)

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