Pete Doherty announces new solo LP
Pete Doherty is to release new solo album 'Hamburg Demonstrations' on December 2
Pete Doherty has announced his first solo album in seven years.
The 37-year-old singer is to release 'Hamburg Demonstrations' on December 2 and has already unveiled the lead single 'I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)'.
He recorded and mixed the album with The Libertines and Babyshambles producer Johann Scheerer in the German city of Hamburg.
Pete moved there for six months to make the record after stumbling across Clouds Hill Recordings studio, which he fell in love with.
Among the songs on the tracklist is a brand new version of Pete's tribute to the late singer and his close friend Amy Winehouse, 'Flags Of The Old Regime', which has now become 'Flags From The Old Regime'.
Another track is 'Hell To Pay At The Gates of Heaven', which was inspired by the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and makes reference to the late Beatles legend John Lennon's guitars.
On the song, Peter sings: "Come on boys choose your weapon J-45 or AK-47."
It is fitting as the former drug addict will be the first act to perform at Le Bataclan, the venue in the French capital which was stormed by extremist gunmen, who killed 89 fans at an Eagles of Death Metal concert.
Pete, who toured the UK in May (including two sold-out shows at London's Hackney Empire), will be touring Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with his band The Libertines in October, before heading out on his own for eight shows in France.
The 'Broken Love Song' hitmaker feels more involved in his new solo project and really "believes" in the music.
He previously said: "These new songs, this new line-up - I'm part of it, you know? It's a small group. There's more people in the band than there are in the whole crew plus management ... I'm really inside these new songs. I believe in them."
Pete released his acclaimed debut solo album 'Grace/Wastelands' in 2009.
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 records with Babyshambles - 'Down In Albion' in 2005, 'Shotter's Nation' in 2007 and 'Sequel To The Prequel in 2013.
The full track-listing for 'Hamburg Demonstrations' is:
'Down For The Outing'
'Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven'
Flags From The Old Regime
'I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone) V2'
'A Spy In The House Of Love'
'I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)'
'The Whole World Is Our Playground'
'She is Far'
November tour dates:
16th Paris - Le Bataclan SOLD OUT
17th Paris - Le Bataclan
18th Toulouse - Le Bikini
19th Marseille - L'Usine, Isters
21st Clermont/Ferrand - La Coopérative de Mai
22nd Lyon - Le Transbordeur
24th Caen - Le Cargo
25th Nantes - Stereolux