Pete Doherty announces two December UK shows

Pete Doherty will debut music from his forthcoming solo record 'Hamburg Demonstrations' at two shows in London and Manchester in December

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Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty has announced two UK shows for December.

The 37-year-old singer is to perform at London's O2 Forum on December 6 and Manchester's Albert Hall on December 7, in support of his first solo album 'Hamburg Demonstrations', which impacts on December 2.

Pete, who toured the UK in May, has just finished shows in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with his band The Libertines.

The indie rocker recorded and mixed his hotly-anticipated album with The Libertines and Babyshambles producer Johann Scheerer in the German city of Hamburg, where he lived for six after stumbling across the Clouds Hill Recordings studio.

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 - on November 16 and November 17.

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