Dirty Pretty Things kick off first tour

Carl Barat’s men get things started in Oxford

Dirty Pretty Things kicked off their first UK tour last night (February 26).

Carl Barat’s new band played a sold out show upstairs at the Oxford Zodiac in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Although the band have not released anything officially, online downloads of songs like ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ plus ‘Dead Wood’, which the band previewed at this year’s ShockWaves NME Awards, saw several singalongs from the 300-strong audience.


Additionally Barat dipped into his past, playing three Libertines’ tracks, ‘Death On The Stairs’, ‘France’ and ‘I Get Along’.

“It’s great to finally get out on the road,” Barat told NME.COM after the gig. “We’re all friends in this band so I’m looking forward to touring.”

Dirty Pretty Things played:

‘Dead Wood’

‘Doctors & Dealers’

‘If You Love A Woman’



‘Gentry Cove’

‘Gin & Milk’

‘Bloodthirsty Bastards’

‘You Fucking Love It’

‘Death On The Stairs’

‘The Enemy’


‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’


‘I Get Along’

The sold-out tour continues tonight in Birmingham.