Friday 30 September 2016

Pete Doherty announces solo UK tour

Published 07/03/2016 | 11:16

Pete Doherty is currently finishing his second solo album
Pete Doherty is currently finishing his second solo album

Pete Doherty has announced a solo UK tour in May.

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The Libertines frontman will be performing five dates on his Eudaimonia tour, starting at Bristol's O2 Academy on May 11 and taking in Glasgow, Manchester and London's Hackney Empire.

Doherty is currently finishing his second solo album after the success of his 2009 debut Grace/Wastelands.

He has notably chosen a different London venue from The Libertines' gig in September last year at Camden's Electric Ballroom, when Doherty suffered "a serious anxiety attack" before a performance and fled to a hotel near Coventry.

The band were forced to cancel their show in London and another date in Manchester.

A message on Doherty's website The Albion Rooms read: "Peter suffered a serious anxiety attack during the hours leading up to the scheduled performance at the Electric Ballroom last Thursday.

"The ideal coping mechanism in this situation is to lock yourself away from the source of the anxiety and in this case he headed to a hotel near Coventry in the early hours of Friday morning, in order that he be close to friends in his support network."

Doherty entered a rehabilitation centre in Thailand at the end of 2014 for drug addiction and The Libertines revealed they had taken drug counsellor Dylan Kerr on tour with them as they promoted Anthems For Doomed Youth.

Tickets go on sale for Doherty's tour at 9am on March 11.

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