The band tear through Belfast in a shower of socks, bras and rubber gloves...

BABYSHAMBLES kicked off their

brief December tour of Ireland and the UK with a manic

show in BELFAST last night (December 11).

The band tore through a 12 song set at the

Limelight club with none of the problems, late shows or histrionics of previous dates.

The most notable part of the gig was the variety of bits and pieces fired at singer Pete Doherty from the crowd – including socks, gloves, bras, scarves and a rubber glove.

At one point Doherty started to

tell the crowd how close the band had been to missing

to show, but the story turned into an incomprehensible

mumble about lying on a bunk on the tourbus.

The best reception of the night came for the group’s latest single ‘Killamangiro’, though their version of The Libertines’ ‘What Katie Did’ was also welcomed.

Babyshambles move on to The Village venue in Dublin tonight (December 12). The rest of the tour will visit London Forum (December 13), Glasgow Barrowlands (14), Blackpool Empress Ballroom(15), and the Sheffield Leadmill (16).