LIBS EXHIBITION OPENS

Pete Doherty joined onstage by fellow Libertine....

Estranged singer PETE DOHERTY and drummer GARY POWELL of THE LIBERTINES united on stage at the launch of a photography exhibition in LONDON.

‘Libertines: Boys In The Band’ launched at Camden’s Proud Gallery on Friday (July 23). The band have refused to play with the singer until he curtails his drug use since he fled from a Monastery in Thailand after failing to quit drugs.

However, the drummer embraced Pete and provided handclaps for ‘Don’t Be Shy’ from the forthcoming album ‘The Libertines’.

Pete played a solo set that included ‘Through The Looking Glass’, ‘What A Waster’,  ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’, ‘What Katie Did’, ‘I Get Along’, ‘Last Post On The Bugle’, ‘Boys In The Band’ and ‘Good Old Days’.

However, in an interview with Radio 1, Doherty insisted that he won’t be back with The Libs anytime soon.

He said: “The door’s been shut on me from the Libertines. Whether it was the management, whether it was the band, it doesn’t matter to me. I don’t want to hang around any place I’m not welcome.

“I can’t betray myself. I feel betrayed. I don’t want to go on about the drugs thing, I try and avoid it as best I can but to say it’s about drugs to me, is a cop out.”

The exhibition featuring the work of NME photographer Roger Sargent and chronicles the last three years of the band – many of them are previously unpublished. Each print is in a limited edition of just one at a price of just £90.

Further details are available at the gallery’s website http://www.proud.co.uk.