Pete Doherty returns to live action with Gonzo gig

Babyshambles play surprise set in Glasgow

Babyshambles played a surprise set in Glasgow last night (October 21), marking Pete Doherty’s first full show since undergoing rehab.

The band played the unscheduled show to celebrate the fifth birthday of MTV2’s Gonzo programme at the city’s Barfly.

Looking plumper, but healthier than at his last gigs, Doherty took to the stage wearing black from head to toe, and caused speculation among the crowd by wearing a a ring on his wedding finger. His reported fiancée, model Irina Lazareanu, was seen dancing at the side of the stage.

The band blasted through a forty-five minute set largely drawn from new album ‘Shotter’s Nation’ for the sweaty Glaswegian throng, before finishing on crowd pleasers ‘Killamanjiro’ and ‘Fuck Forever’.

Doherty ended the show by striking one of MTV’s cameras with his microphone, before hot-footing it out of the venue onto the tour bus, as loud chants of “Pete, Pete” rang out.

Earlier support had come from NME Fresher Tour alumni Operator Please and newcomers Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, who will also support Babyshambles on their arena tour next month.