Babyshambles joined onstage by old pals

Kate Moss and Shane MacGowan sing at Dublin show

Babyshambles were joined onstage by Kate Moss and Shane MacGowan in Dublin last night (September 26).

The Pogues singer MacGowan joined Pete Doherty and the band for a version of folk legend Ewan MacColl’s ‘Dirty Old Town’, which The Pogues covered on their 1985 album ‘Rum, Sodomy & The Lash’.

MacGowan has joined Babyshambles to sing the tune before, most notably at this summer’s Benicassim festival in Spain.


The loudest cheer of the night was reserved for supermodel Moss’ appearance onstage to sing the duet ‘La Belle et La Bete’ with Doherty, as she had done the night before at the opening night of the tour at Carlow Music Factory.

Earlier, a raucous welcome greeted Doherty as he sauntered onstage to an already euphoric crowd following frenetic sets from The Holloways and The Noisettes, despite the latter’s Shingai Shoniwa having injured her right arm before the gig.

Throughout the set Doherty was pelted with towels, shoes, clothes, cigarettes and books, the singer attempting to catch all that was flung his way and even read from a book hurled onstage at one point.

This was the second Irish tour for the band to include guitarist Mick Whitnall, now the full-time replacement for Patrick Walden, who left the band earlier this year.

Babyshambles play the Mandela Hall in Belfast tonight (September 27) before beginning their UK tour at Birmingham Academy on October 1.

The dates are as follows:


Birmingham Academy (October 1)

Leeds University (2)

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)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.


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