Babyshambles Manchester Gig Ends In Chaos: Full ReportBabyshambles  Manchester gig ended in chaos as Pete Doherty lost it on stage in old school rock ‘n’ roll style.

The band, whose recent album received a rave review on Louder Than War, were a chaotic mess at the gig. A recent interview on Louder Than War made it sound like the band and their erratic yet brilliant frontman Pete Doherty had turned over a new leaf but the fifth date on their current tour was a return to the old days.

Full report here.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. There’s nothing old school rock n roll about pouring cans of Guiness on yourself and doing a shocking gig. Doherty was just as the name says, a shambles. The man’s an embarrassment

  2. Pete is clearly still very ill – and addiction is an illness and I hope touring doesn’t endanger his health even further.
    He’s not an “embarrassment” and shouldn’t “feel ashamed of himself” he needs help and I hope he continues to get it!
    Hopefully the band will stick behind him during this difficult time and his recovery can continue and he can continue to shine as a brilliant musician and poet.

  3. Not sure if you were at the gig Paul, but (in my opinion) it was just attention seeking crap. People had paid good money to go in there and it was awful. I don’t think it helps when his idiocy gets labelled ‘old school rock n roll’ either. If you saw someone staggering out of a Wetherspoons on a Saturday at 9pm throwing pint glasses, pouring cans of ale on himself, would people be stood applauding the coolness of it? No doubt he’s got some talent, but he seems more into playing up to some character than just getting on with it. Don’t know how the band put up with it


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