Watch Pete Doherty cover Oasis, Leonard Cohen & The Velvet Underground

With a little help from Carl Barat...

Pete Doherty covered huge tracks by Oasis, The Velvet Underground and Leonard Cohen when he played a gig in London this week. Check out footage and the setlist below.

Playing at The Forum in Kentish Town in support of his acclaimed new solo album ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’, Doherty led a mass sing-along through cuts from his latest record as well as numbers from throughout his solo career, work with Babyshambles  and was even joined by fellow Libertine Carl Barat for a couple of their own numbers.

Read more: Carl Barat talks Pete, The Jackals and the next Libertines album – the NME interview


During the set, Barat came out towards the end of ‘You’re My Waterloo’ to assist on guitar, while Doherty also delivered raucous covers of ‘Ride Into The Sun’ by The Velvet Undergrond, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ by Oasis’ and ‘ Hallelujah’ by the late, great Leonard Cohen – featuring Carl Barat partially on drums.

This comes after Barat himself joined his wife’s band Lock, Ed Harcourt, Charlotte Church, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers and more for a stirring cover of ‘Hallelujah’ at a charity show last week.

See footage from the gig below

Ride Into The Sun/Don’t Look Back In Anger

Up The Bracket/Hallelujah


You’re my Waterloo

Fuck Forever

I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)

Pete Doherty played:
I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)
Last of the English Roses
Kolly Kibber
You’re My Waterloo (The Libertines song – with Carl Barât)
The Steam
The Whole World Is Our Playground
Weed Smoker’s Dream
Oily Boker
The Travelling Tinker
Down for the Outing
Hell to Pay at the Gates Of Heaven
Wolfman (Babyshambles song)
Gunga Din (The Libertines song)
Punk Buck bona fide (et in Americana ego)
A Fool There Was
Ride Into the Sun (Velvet Underground cover) / Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis cover)
Killamangiro (Babyshambles song)
I Am the Rain
Fuck Forever (Babyshambles song)
La Belle et Le betê part II
Up the Bracket (The Libertines song)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song – with Carl Barat)


Last night, Doherty also gave a rare TV interview to Channel 4 where he discussed his personal life, music, battles with addiction and the future of The Libertines.

“The Libertines is a lifelong trip with very dear friends, that for one reason or another will never end,” Doherty said. “When you’re young and idealistic, you don’t care, you’ll play to no one, in your bedroom – like kids with football – you’ll play anywhere, you just love the music. And then, bang – soon as you’re in the industry, you think that’s the dream. But that’s when the dream starts to end.”