And Babyshambles were joined onstage by another special guest…
PETE DOHERTY was joined on stage by Death In Vegas collaborator DOT ALLISON last night (October 6) for a triumphant performance with his band BABYSHAMBLES.
Despite a series of recent no-shows in Scotland, the estranged Libertines guitarist turned up at Kings Cross Scala to perform an hour set to delighted fans.
During the early part of the show, in the middle of the band’s self-titled track, Pete was mobbed when he stage dived and surfed the crowd.
He took time out to sing Happy Birthday with the fans to his guitarist Pat Walden before he picked up his acoustic guitar for a duet with Allison.
The crowd sang along to the pair’s own rendition of Libertines favourites ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ and ‘Time For Heroes’ while the rest of the band later joined Pete for ‘What Katie Did’.
Fans ripped his T-shirt off and pulled him to the floor after he jumped into the audience for a second time near the end of the gig.
Pete was eventually helped back on stage and he ended the night with ‘Wolfman’.
Student Sheri Alli, 18, from Kingston said she was delighted he showed up for the gig.
She said: “We knew he was going to come tonight. His show was brilliant. Pete and Pat were on top form. Dot was fantastic too. It was nice to hear some old Libertines classics. Hopefully we’ll see him back in the band again quite soon.”
Delivery manager, Alex Garner, 26, from Camden also said he enjoyed the gig.
He added: “I knew he would turn up. I have seen the band about 18 times now. I thought he was really good tonight.
“If the Libertines are only going to be as good as their last album I think he’s better off staying with Babyshambles.”
‘Man Who Came To Stay’
‘Do You Know Me?’
‘In Love With A Feeling’
‘Gang of Gin’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘I Wanna Break Your Heart’
‘What Katie Did’
They will end their tour tonight (October 7) at the Scala.