Peter Doherty is back, and in between putting the finishing touches to his second solo album, he’s preparing a full UK tour this month.
The Libertines man played a handful of intimate warm-up shows at Sidecar in Barcelona earlier this week, and we’ve scored some exclusive footage from the show, which you can watch below.
Peter’s tour, which he’s called the ‘Eudaimonia Tour’, from the ancient Greek word meaning something on the lines of happiness, welfare and /human flourishing, kicks off on Wednesday 11 May at the O2 Academy in Bristol.
He’ll be accompanied by “a travelling band of musicians” throughout the tour, including Drew McConnell (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), KDV (Piano/keyboards), Stefany Kaberian (accordion) and Rafa (drums). He’ll be supported by a cast of poets, writers and musicians, Jack Jones from Trampolene and Simon Mason, who will read extracts from his memoir Too High, Too Far, Too Soon.
Guests will also join on certain legs of the tour, including his Libertines bandmate John Hassall’s new band The April Rainers (Manchester/London), Hector Bizerk (Scotland), Deadcuts (Bristol) and Amy Jo And The Spangles
The full dates are as follows:
13/5 Glasgow Barrowland (sold out)
14/5 Aberdeen Garage (sold out)
16/5 Newcastle Riverside (sold out)
17/5 Manchester Albert Hall (sold out)
19/5 London Hackney Empire
20/5 London Hackney Empire
27/5 Coventry Empire
29/5 Liverpool Sound City
He’ll also be embarking on a French tour in November.
His latest single, ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground’, was released as an extremely limited edition 12” vinyl on Record Store Day, 16 April. Only 1,200 copies were released worldwide, but you can listen to it below: