Babyshambles cancel remaining UK tour dates

Pete Doherty’s band pull shows

Babyshambles have pulled the remaining dates of their current UK tour.

As previously reported, the band cancelled their show in Liverpool last night (October 6) and have now decided to abandon the remaining gigs.

A spokesperson for the band’s new label Regal explained the dates are off to allow Pete Doherty to continue his “excellent” progress in drug rehab.

“It has become clear that Peter embarked on this arduous and high profile tour too soon after his discharge and still needs time to recover from his extensive rehab treatment,” the label explained. “Peter asks that he be given the time and space to continue with his excellent effort to recover.”

They added: “The band apologises to fans but hopes that they will understand the importance of Peter being able to best continue his good progress in recovering from addiction. The dates will be rearranged for as soon as possible and all tickets will remain valid.”

The cancelled shows are:

Glasgow Academy (October 7)

Nottingham Rock City (8)

Manchester Academy (9)

Newcastle Academy (10)