Babyshambles Kick Off Arena Tour In Manchester

But can Pete Doherty cut it as a stadium rocker?

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Babyshambles began their long-awaited arena tour at the Manchester MEN Arena last night (November 22), with a new tight, focused approach.

The cavernous venue was far from sold out, but a plainly rejuvenated Pete Doherty and his well-drilled bandmates were in uncharacteristically professional form. The setlist was drawn mainly from their major label debut, “Shotter’s Nation”, and featured an acoustic interlude. There were no Libertines songs included in the set.

Here’s the setlist:


‘Carry On Up The Morning’


‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’


‘Baddies Boogie’


‘Side Of The Road’


‘The Blinding’

‘You Talk’


‘Crumb Begging Baghead’

‘Lost Art Of Murder’

‘There She Goes (A Little Heartache)’


‘Pipe Down’


‘Back From The Dead’

‘I Wish’

‘Fuck Forever’

The tour continues tonight (November 23) at Newcastle’s Metro Arena, before heading to:

Brighton Centre (25)

Bournemouth International Centre (26)

London Wembley Arena (27)

Birmingham NIA (28)

Nottingham Arena (30)

Glasgow SECC (December 1)


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