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Pete Doherty played an intimate acoustic show in London last night (June 17), dedicating a song to his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat.
You can watch video footage of the gig by scrolling down and clicking on the video below.
Doherty played for nearly five hours for what was one of his longest shows ever.
The Babyshambles frontman was supported by his bandmate Adam Ficek, who played an acoustic set under his alias Roses, Kings, Castles, showcasing tracks including ‘Sparkling Bootz’ and ‘Pretty Sue’.
Following another support slot from singer/songwriter Alan Wass, Doherty took to the stage at 10:30pm (BST) and apologised for his lateness.
“I’m sorry I’m late, but I’ve got a blinding excuse,” he joked. “I, er, my escort died of an overdose. No, erm, I broke my crucifix, that’s it!” He then played human beatbox and soundchecked by playing ‘Harvest’ by Neil Young.
Pete Doherty interacted with fans a great deal during the gig, stepping from the stage to chat, take song requests and pose for photos throughout the night. He took four breaks during the gig to allow fans to have cigarettes outside.
After playing ‘The Ballad Of Grimaldi’, Doherty hauled a fan up onstage and had a pop at him about chatting through the set.
“Do you wanna hear some tunes?” he asked the fan, who replied, “yeah, I wanna hear some tunes from you.”
Doherty replied by saying, “well, all I hear is you talking about some bird!”, prompting laughter from the audience.
Later in the set, after covering ‘Who’s Got The Crack?’ by The Moldy Peaches, Doherty discussed Dirty Pretty Things – the band his former Libertines bandmates Carl Barat and Gary Powell are currently in.
“I’ve tried to go and see Dirty Pretty Things twice,” he said, “but I got nicked on the way to both. I’d like to dedicate this song to Carlos Barat.” He then played ‘You’re My Waterloo’.
Later in the set, Doherty was joined onstage by Wass, who played harmonica, and keyboardist Peter De Havilland, who aided the singer/guitarist in playing songs including ‘Back From The Dead’ and ‘UnBilotitled’.
Doherty ended the gig at 3:15am (BST) solo by playing Babyshambles‘ ‘Carry On Up The Morning’ before being driven back to his Wiltshire home.
Pete Doherty played:
‘Tell The King’
‘The Ballad Of Grimaldi’
‘The Lost Art Of Murder’
‘I Love You But You’re Green’
‘You’re My waterloo’
‘Who’s Got The Crack?’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘The Good Old Days’
‘Why Did You Go Home?’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘What Katy Did’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Back From The Dead’
‘East Of Eden’
‘What A Waster’
‘Love Rain O’er Me’
‘There She Goes’
‘The Ha Ha Wall’
‘My Darling Clementine’
‘Up The Bracket’
‘Carry On Up The Morning’
Doherty returns to the venue tonight (June 18) to play a set with Babyshambles ahead of another band show on Thursday (19). Tickets are being sold on the door.