Pete Doherty plays intimate solo show in London

Singer/guitarist plays Libertines and Babyshambles songs at the Rhythm Factory

Pete Doherty played an intimate solo show last night (February 26) at London’s Rhythm Factory venue, playing a variety of Libertines and Babyshambles songs.

Doherty tinkered with his laptop backstage as he compiled his setlist, before taking the stage at 12:30am (GMT) at the small Whitechapel venue.

After attaching a Union Jack flag to the wall behind the stage Doherty, playing with just an electric guitar, opened his set with The Libertines’ first single ‘What A Waster’.

From there he played a crowd-wowing set including ‘Back From The Dead’, ‘Albion’, ‘Carry On Up The Morning’ and ‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’.

Doherty left the stage after a rapturously-received version of ‘Fuck Forever’. He will play another solo show at the venue tonight (February 27).

Doherty‘s set included ‘What A Waster’, ‘Back From The Dead’, ‘UnBilotitled’, ‘Death On The Stairs’, ‘Albion’, ‘Carry On Up The Morning’, ‘Killamangiro’, ‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’, ‘Don’t Look back Into The Sun’, ‘La Belle Et La Bette’ and ‘Fuck Forever’.

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