Preview: Peter Doherty – 23/06/18 -The O2 Academy, Newcastle


A Libertine, a genius, a rebel, or something else altogether? Whatever you choose to call him, Peter Doherty is truly inimitable. The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman is scheduled for a grand Newcastle return with a show at The O2 Academy on 23rd June…

Peter Doherty is arguably one of the most iconic figures associated with British indie rock/ the garage rock revival. He first rose to fame for co-fronting The Libertines with Carl Barât in the early 00’s. The Libs have spawned many indie essentials such as ‘Don’t Look Back Into the Sun,’ ‘What Katy Did,’ and ‘Can’t Stand Me Now.’  

Though this endeavour is certainly Peter’s most notable, his list of other projects (both musical and otherwise) is extensive. Throughout the years the musician has collaborated with other artists like Wolfman and The Streets and performed as a solo artist. He’s even turned his hand to poetry, writing, acting and making art.

The other well known band Peter founded in 2003 is of course Babyshambles. Their discography includes ‘Fuck Forever,’ and ‘Delivery.’ The band’s formation came after Doherty was asked to depart from The Libertines until he could sort out substance abuse issues.

Fortunately for fans of The Libs, Peter reunited for with Barât and Co. for a one off in 2010. Later on in 2014, the band a series of reunion shows and followed up with their third album, ‘Anthems For a Doomed Youth,’ (2015).

Peter Doherty’s upcoming show at The O2 will be without other members from his two main bands. However with songs of his own including ‘The Last of The English Roses,’ ‘Kolly Kibber,’ and ‘I Don’t love Anyone (but Your Not Just Anyone,’ you know you’re in for a treat. Also don’t be surprised if Doherty throws in a couple of his best loved Libs/ Babyshambles songs into the set.




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