Stage invasion chaos as Pete Doherty plays first shows of 2012

Libertines and Babyshambles man plays two shows in Brixton

Pete Doherty played his first shows of 2012 last night (January 21) with a double-header at the Brixton Jamm venue in south London.

The Libertines and Babyshambles man played an early evening and late show at the venue – with the latter interrupted by some rather inebriated fans invading the stage, resulting in tussles with security guards.

Doherty has been posting works in progress and demos of new songs online in the recent months – but despite the fact that he hasn’t released an album since 2009’s ‘Grace/Wastelands’ the shows were light on new material. He did mix up the setlists for the two performances though, including unreleased song ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ in the second and newer composition ‘Down For The Outing’ in the first.

The second show was rather more high-octane than the first, with Doherty stage-diving, inviting a fan on stage to play guitar and playing host as crowd members piled onstage around him while attempting to dodge security guards. And promisingly, he did end both gigs with a further new song.

Check next week’s issue of NME, out January 25, for pictures and a full report from the show, plus an exclusive on Doherty’s new recording plans for 2012.

First show setlist:

‘Sheepskin Tearaway’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’
‘Down For The Outing’
‘Back From The Dead’
‘Last Of The English Roses’
‘Breck Road Lover’
‘Fixing Up To Go (Ballad Of Gascony Avenue)’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘I Wish’
‘New song’

Second show setlist:

‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘The Boy Looked At Johnny’
‘Farmer’s Daughter’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘For Lovers’
‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’
‘Merry Go Round’
‘Fuck Forever’
‘New song’