The last couple of times we’ve seen Peter Doherty, it’s been with his band The Libertines. The gigs were riotous and raucous, exactly what you’d expect from one of the best rock n roll bands of all time.

Tonight on Tuesday 17th May, Peter was playing a more stripped back gig in Manchester’s excellent Grade 2 listed gothic venue The Albert Hall, accompanied by a backing band (Drew, Micky, Sasha and Rafa) comprising of violins, xylophones, guitars and keyboards. They really added something beautiful to the already great tracks Peter was singing.

Chants of “Pete Pete Pete” came from the busy and anticipating crowd as Doherty, dressed casually in jeans and denim jacket, played a selection of his own (new and old) and Libertines tracks. As well as a selection of unreleased tracks from his forthcoming album, he sang the likes of Last Of The English Roses, Waterloo, Arcady, Albion, Time For Heroes and Kilimanjaro, all of which had great reactions from the crowd. Tonight Doherty was focused and on good form, we look forward to listening to his new album upon release.

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