The Noisettes apologise to Pete Doherty

The tourmates make up after stage invasion

The Noisettes have apologised to Pete Doherty after an online outburst.

The singer forcibly joined the band onstage while they were supporting his band Babyshambles on Sunday (October 1).

In a posting on their Myspace page on October 2 bassist Dan Smith wrote: “I’d just like to say, Pete, what the fuck were you doing coming out onstage while were setting up to play? Are you really that much of an egomaniac or did you want to actually sabotage our show? After that point the donkeys had gotten a taste of the carrot – they weren’t going to tolerate any other band getting up to play.


“They’d seen their Messiah walking across the fucking stage.”

However later the same day, Smith apologised for what he’d written, explaining that their tour mates had even helped out after frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa injured during a cartwheel on stage.

He posted: “I’m sorry – I don’t mean any ill will to Pete and the rest of the Babyshambles – I don’t really know Pete and I’m sure he didn’t really mean any harm, Drew (McConnell, Babyshambles bassist) actually was back there trying to reset Shingai‘s shoulder. Those guys have been really nice to us for the whole tour… I also don’t mean any bad feelings to Babyshambles fans – ahh fuck, it’s over – tomorrow is another day.”

The tour now continues with the following dates:

Southampton Guildhall (3)

Norwich UEA (4)


London Brixton Academy (5)

Liverpool Academy (6)

Glasgow Academy (7)

Nottingham Rock City (8)

Manchester Academy (9)

Newcastle Academy (10)

Tickets availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

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