Pete Doherty inspires stage invasion at intimate London gig

Babyshambles man plays solo at Queen Of Hoxton

Pete Doherty played a small acoustic gig last night (September 10) at The Queen Of Hoxton venue in London to around 60 fans, inciting a stage invasion at the end of the show.

Towards the end of the set Doherty initiated the invasion, with around 15 fans leaping on stage to join him. He allowed the fans to stay and sing with him for his final songs, while more attempted to make it onstage.

It took five security and bar staff to hold the rest of the crowd at bay. After failing to hold the crowd back the security guards gave in and opted to dance with the crowd members instead.

Earlier the singer/guitarist had opened his set with The Libertines‘Can’t Stand Me Now’. He struggled with feedback at points during the gig, but laughed it off and carried on.

Another Libertines song, ‘What Katie Did’, had the entire crowd singing along, with friend and singer Dot Allison joining him on stage. The pair shared a microphone to sing the song together.

After the stage invasion he ended his show with Babyshambles‘Fuck Forever’, during which a fan joined him on the microphone and fans on the ground attempted to crowd surf. He was then quickly escorted from the stage by staff.