Babyshambles announce one-off gig in Luton – minus Pete Doherty
Drew McConnell and Mik Whitnall will play acoustic set at Charlie Browns venue
Babyshambles have announced details of a one-off acoustic gig next year – but it seemsPete Doherty will not be appearing with the band.
The show, which is set to take place at Luton’s Charlie Browns venue on February 3, will feature guitarist Mik Whitnall and bassist Drew McConnell, but singer Doherty is not slated to appear despite the event being billed as a Babyshambles gig.
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During a gig at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in September, Doherty revealed he wouldn’t be playing live again for a “long time”. “We need to go and get some new things together so this is it for a while,” he told the crowd.
He also filmed his acting debut inConfessions Of A Young Contemporary, an adaption of Alfred de Musset’s autobiographical novel La Confession d’un Enfant du Siècle, in France earlier this year.
Meanwhile, McConnell was hospitalisedearlier this year after being involved in a road accident. He broke his ribs and injured his spine after being knocked off his bike.
Babyshambles haven’t officially released any music for over 18 months. Their last release was a 7″ vinyl only single of ‘Side Of The Road’ as part of Record Store Day in 2010. Doherty put out a solo album, ‘Grace/Wastelands’, in 2009.