The Libertines' Pete Doherty heads to Manchester on the 16th August to play Manchester for the first time with his long standing side project, Babyshambles.
Doherty has had a crazy 12 months which included; being sacked from the Libertines, a spell in prison for burgling his bandmates flat, rejoining the Libertines, 3 spells in rehab and most recently appearing in court for allegedly possessing an offensive weapon. Last month however, Doherty was forced out of the Libertines and told he can rejoin when he cleans up his drug habit. Doherty has soldiered on regardless and has performed a series of gigs throughout the country where he has dabbled in a mixture of old and new Libertines tracks as well as a range of Babyshambles material.
The gig is his first appearance in Manchester since he appeared with the Libertines at The Academy back in March. This gig at the 350 capacity Jabez Clegg – just opposite The Manchester Academy however, promises to be a far more intimate affair.
After a couple of other North West shows this year, Doherty himself asked specifically this time for a gig in Manchester – and guess who was there to help !!?? – Local promoter's VmanEvents, and Lupine Promotions from Wigan have teamed up to bring you this momentous occasion.
The gig comes less than 2 weeks before the release of the Libertines long awaited second album – the majority of which was written by Doherty. Whether he will have rejoined the band by the time of the albums release remains to be seen but Doherty claims to be awaiting the call from the rest of the band asking him to come back. “I've got things under control on the drugs front and I'm confident about the album”. What is assured though is that it will possibly be your only chance to see one of the UK's most talented, notorious rock stars come to Manchester and play in such an intimate setting.
Whatsmore, the after-show party will take place in Jabez Clegg's 100 capacity Church Suite, and will feature the debut of Wigan's Northern Lights clubnight in Manchester.
Fun to be had by all, and not a Milky Bar in sight !!
Babyshambles (featuring Pete Doherty of The Libertines) + guests
Jabez Clegg, Portsmouth St, Manchester, Infoline: 07970 821270
Monday 16th August 2004, 7.30pm – 2am
Tickets: £12 adv from ticketline.co.uk, 0161-832-1111 (Please note: only 350 tickets are on sale for this event, and are expected to sell out sharpish!)