Doherty “This Is A Grand Conspiracy”
Speaking at the start of his ‘Pipe Down’ tour in Carlisle, Doherty has spoken to local news about his “first clean tour” and commented on the Kate Moss media frenzy.
With a tour that takes in everywhere from 200 to 5000 capacity venues, the arrival of the Babyshambles rollercoaster in Carlisle was some of the biggest news to hit the city in recent months, but for Pete Doherty he’s just happy to be clean.
“This is the first time in years I’ve come on tour not being a heroin addict,” he told the News & Star. “It’s a really positive vibe, a positive exciting time. We’re just here to play music.
“This is the first night of the tour, I’m like a greyhound out of the trap. It’s 19 gigs in 21 days. We just want to play whether it’s 2,000 people or 200 people.”
Speaking about the current media fracas surrounding his relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, Doherty commented,
“I’m in the midst of a grand conspiracy. We’ve had a notoriously shambolic tour. This one takes the biscuit.
“That’s the thing about a lot of the tabloid stuff. They keep using the word junkie. It’s just not accurate.”
The tour winds up at London's Brixton Academy on October 11. Pete Doherty also features on the new single from cohorts The Littl'ans, 'Their Way'. To register your opinion on the track and hear a sample simply click here.
A brand new Babyshambles track 'From Bollywood To Battersea' is available on the new 'Help: A Day In The Life' War Child charity album which is available to download now from www.warchildmusic.com. Tracks cost 99p per download or £9.99 for the whole album, while a ‘physical’ copy of the record will be released on CD on Monday September 26 through Independiente Records.
Tickets for the band's shows are available from the Xfm Xchange on 0871 222 1049 or from the Xfm Online Ticket Shop by clicking here. The tour dates are as follows:
- Aberdeen Moshulu (22) SOLD OUT
- Dundee Fat Sams (23) SOLD OUT
- Sheffield University (25) SOLD OUT
- Nottingham Rock City (26)
- Northumbria University (27) SOLD OUT
- Birmingham Academy (28) SOLD OUT
- Stoke The Underground (29) SOLD OUT
- Manchester Academy (30)
- Shrewsbury Music Hall (October 1) SOLD OUT
- Norwich UEA (2)
- Southend Chinnery (4) SOLD OUT
- Bristol Academy (5)
- Middlesbrough Cornerhouse (7) SOLD OUT
- Leeds Blank Canvas (8) SOLD OUT
- Liverpool Academy (9)
- Cardiff University (10)
- London Brixton Academy (11)
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