Fans are arrested in Aberdeen after it's announced the singer won't be performing with Babyshambles...

Seven BABYSHAMBLES fans were arrested last night (September 29) after riots broke out upon news that PETE DOHERTY would not be appearing at a Scottish venue.

Fighting began at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree when fans heard that the estranged Libertines would not be playing the scheduled gig.

Twenty police officers were called to bring the gig goers under control, including a dog handler. Fans had crowded around the band’s tour bus as it tried to leave.

One fan explained to NME.COM that the 550-strong crowd became restless after an announcement that Pete had fallen down the stairs and wasn’t able to play. Fans were told they could get a refund for their tickets.

“The aftermath wasn’t very pretty, and saw disappointed young fans in tears at the realisation that they were not going to see their hero,” he explained. “Aggressive neds fighting bouncers, a one man stage invasion, and the sound of the fire alarm.”

The fans were then moved outside the venue where police intervened with the fighting.

Were you there? Send you eyewitness accounts and pictures to


The band plan to reschedule the Aberdeen leg of the tour in the near future as a free gig. The Babyshambles tour will continue tonight at The Reading Rooms in Dundee.