Peter Doherty announces first solo acoustic tour in ten years.
The indie legend will perform solo tracks alongside classics from The Libertines and Babyshambles as part of The Battered Songbook Tour.
The UK and Ireland show kicks off April 13th at Limelight in Belfast, where he grew up, and wraps up at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on May 5th.
Gig-goers can expect an “unforgettable ride into his strange and fascinating world.”
Peter’s latest albums include 2019’s ‘Peter Doherty and the Puta Madres’ and last year’s collaboration with Frederick Law, ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime’.
He has released three albums with The Libertines (2002’s Up the Bracket, 2004’s The Libertines, and 2015’s Anthems for Doomed Youth) and three with The Babyshambles (2005). ‘Down in Albion’, 2007’s ‘Shotters Nation’ and 2013’s ‘Sequel’). Part 1″).
So are the 2009 solo albums ‘Grace/Wastelands’ and 2017’s ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’.
Former addict Peter has completely overhauled his lifestyle and hasn’t touched heroin since 2019.
And last year, he revealed that he wrote the song while “trying hard in drag.”
The Libertines and Babyshambles rockers released the track “You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever” from an album with French musician and composer Frederic. It won’t be long before he returns to his old ways.
Speaking to NME about his lyrical inspiration, he said:
“I’ve been clean since December 2019, so at the time of writing this, I’m really struggling with drag and feeling it’s only a matter of time before I get back on track.
“It didn’t turn out that way, but it had that kind of kick-out to a new way of feeling clean and temporary.
“It can be applied to all sorts of longings, but for me it was especially about it. Time passed, and if I was really straight and narrow, I managed to stay straight and narrow.”
“That’s an honest answer, but it seems silly to give that answer now. If it was really necessary, I would have gone out and used it. This is just mean and self-destructive.” I think it’s kind of like that, but I’m just playing the role of the narrator.”
Tickets for the UK show go on sale on Friday (24.02.23) at 10am and are available at https://linktr.ee/peterdohertyofficial.
Dates for The Battered Songbook Tour:
13th THU Belfast – Limelight
Fri 14th Dublin – Opium Chamber
15th SAT Cork – Cyprus Avenue
18th Tue Glasgow – SWG3
Wednesday 19th Stockton – KU Bar
Friday 21st Newcastle – Riverside
22nd SAT Lancaster – As a suit
23rd SUN Hull – The Welly Club
24th MON Norwich – Waterfront
26th WED Manchester – O2 Ritz
27th THU Liverpool (Anfield) – The Church
29th SAT Bristol – O2 Academy
30th SUN Falmouth – Princess Pavilion
2nd TUE Oxford – O2 Academy
3rd WED Sheffield – O2 Academy
4th THU Birmingham – O2 Institute
5th (Fri) London – Royal Albert Hall