Pete Doherty announces solo UK tour dates

Libertines man will go it alone on five dates in May

The Libertines’ Pete Doherty has announced a run of solo UK tour date.

Doherty, who is currently putting the finishing touches to his second solo album, has announced five shows in the UK in May. Starting at Bristol Academy on May 11, Doherty will also play gigs at Galsgow Barrowland, Albert Hall in Manchester and two nights in east London at Hackney Empire.

Tickets for all shows go on-sale at 9am on Friday (March 11).

Pete Doherty will play:

Bristol, Academy (May 11)
Glasgow, Barrowland (May 13)
Manchester, Albert Hall (May 17)
London, Hackney Empire (May 19-20)

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Doherty is currently on tour in Europe with The Libertines and will appear with Carl Barât at John Cale’s performance of ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ in Paris on April 3. He is also expected to release the follow up to 2009 debut ‘Grace/ Wastelands’ at some point in 2016.

Exclaim reported last month that the album has the working title ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ and that a single will arrive in the spring.

‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is the name of an Amy Winehouse tribute single Doherty released in 2015 with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. See below for footage of that song being performed acoustically.

Doherty will also reportedly be releasing a split single with PJ Harvey guitarist James Johnston for Record Store Day this year. Doherty’s contribution includes two new recordings of ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground,’ including one recorded at Clouds Hill Festival. The release will also include Johnston’s song titled ‘Dark Water’ and a live recording of another named ‘St. Martha’s’.

The Libertines returned to release their third album ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ in September 2015.