Dirty Pretty Things play chaotic surprise show

Liam Gallagher appearance drives crowd wild

Dirty Pretty Things have played a surprise gig at London’s Proud Gallery – where they were joined briefly by a very special guest.

As previously reported on NME.COM the band only confirmed the last-minute show on the day of the gig (September 29). However, the venue in Camden was packed out with fans.

Despite the threat of cancellation due to the weight of numbers Carl Barat and his men managed to play five songs before the crowd surged forwards.


However the band managed to continue and almost played a song with surprise guest Liam Gallagher.

“The crowd just started chanting ‘Liam!’, ‘Liam!’,” an eyewitness told NME.COM. “He managed to push his way to the front and got on stage with Dirty Pretty Things. He just stood there with his back to the crowd banging a drumstick.”

However with security struggling to maintain a cordon around the Oasis frontman, organisers decided to abort the gig and emptied the venue. This meant a full collaboration failed to take place.

After the hectic scenes, Dirty Pretty Things are now set to embark on a full winter tour, where they play:

Liverpool University (November 25)

Birmingham Academy (26)


Nottingham Rock City (27)

Leeds University Refectory (28)

Manchester Apollo (29)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (December 1)

London Brixton Academy (3,4)

Newcastle Academy (7)

Glasgow Academy (8)

Sheffield Octagon (9)

Bristol Academy (11)

Lincoln Engine Shed (12)

Norwich UEA (13)

Folkestone Lees Cliff Hall (15)

Oxford Brooks University (16)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

As previously reported by NME.COM, Carl Barat‘s outfit are also releasing a new DVD. ’Puffing On A Coffin Nail, Live At The Forum’, on October 16.

It will feature their set from the band’s London Kentish Town Forum show from May, 17 other live performances from across the world plus extras.

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