What's on: Pete Doherty, Blackburn, August 25

This Is Lancashire: GIG Pete Doherty GIG Pete Doherty

TICKETS for former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty’s show in Blackburn on August 25 have sold out.

The former Libertines and Babyshambles singer is to play the King George’s Hall gig as a warm-up for his shows at the prestigious V Festivals over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Doherty, who has hit the headlines for various drug offences, was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for possession of crack cocaine.

In spite of his troubled reputation Doherty is acknowledged as one of the leading songwriters of his generation and has a cult following.

The show is being staged by newly-formed 250plus Promotions, made up of the owners of Blackburn’s Live Lounge and a local promoter – Paul McGurty, Julian Clayton and Pete Eastwood.

Paul said: "This is a great booking, not only for us as a new promotion venture but for King George's Hall and Blackburn as a whole.

“We want Blackburn back on the musical map making it a standard choice for the big bands to want to come and play.”

* Pete Doherty is at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall on Thursday, August 25. Tickets sold out.

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11:28am Mon 25 Jul 11

useyourhead says...

Greenbank will be in his good cell guide next month then!
Greenbank will be in his good cell guide next month then! useyourhead
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11:44am Mon 25 Jul 11

supreme-angel says...

How is booking this Drug taking Violent idiot going to put Blackburn on the map ? Delusional springs to mind........I wont be rushing to buy a ticket to help fund his 'addictive social life'...he's a muppet that shouldnt be given the time of day let alone the usage of King Georges Hall...one of the many dirty alleyways is right up his street !!!!!!
How is booking this Drug taking Violent idiot going to put Blackburn on the map ? Delusional springs to mind........I wont be rushing to buy a ticket to help fund his 'addictive social life'...he's a muppet that shouldnt be given the time of day let alone the usage of King Georges Hall...one of the many dirty alleyways is right up his street !!!!!! supreme-angel
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1:30pm Mon 25 Jul 11

RAyzer says...

he will be at home in that dive....
he will be at home in that dive.... RAyzer
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1:57pm Mon 25 Jul 11

gigticketonline says...

RAyzer wrote:
he will be at home in that dive....
we asked him to play Burnley Mechanics mate but he didnt know where Burnley was.. Sorry!
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: he will be at home in that dive....[/p][/quote]we asked him to play Burnley Mechanics mate but he didnt know where Burnley was.. Sorry! gigticketonline
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3:32pm Mon 25 Jul 11

chegwin says...

Supreme angel your an ****.
suppose ami winehouse would be banned in your world?
No wonder Blackburn is dead with clowns like you in it .
Stick wi Steps & westlife you jerk!!!!!
Supreme angel your an ****. suppose ami winehouse would be banned in your world? No wonder Blackburn is dead with clowns like you in it . Stick wi Steps & westlife you jerk!!!!! chegwin
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3:50pm Mon 25 Jul 11

burner says...

Saw the headline and I got excited. Thought it was a new signing in place of Kalanic and co . . . . bummer!
Saw the headline and I got excited. Thought it was a new signing in place of Kalanic and co . . . . bummer! burner
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4:44pm Mon 25 Jul 11

supreme-angel says...

Chegwin (name say's it all)... though with spelling like your's I feel you would be too young to know...I dont know why you felt you had to bring up the late Miss Amy Winehouse...& she wasnt my cup of tea either (over-rated & was made famous by such tabloids that felt they had to splash her drug usage & volatile relationships all over the front page's harsh as it sounds but its true she hadnt had an album out in 4 years...)...you can only help those that want to be helped themselves...Blackbu
rn nightlife died in the late 90's along with steps & westlife....shame it left your personality behind...me jerk....you american ? awesome !!!! pr1ck
Chegwin (name say's it all)... though with spelling like your's I feel you would be too young to know...I dont know why you felt you had to bring up the late Miss Amy Winehouse...& she wasnt my cup of tea either (over-rated & was made famous by such tabloids that felt they had to splash her drug usage & volatile relationships all over the front page's harsh as it sounds but its true she hadnt had an album out in 4 years...)...you can only help those that want to be helped themselves...Blackbu rn nightlife died in the late 90's along with steps & westlife....shame it left your personality behind...me jerk....you american ? awesome !!!! pr1ck supreme-angel
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5:47pm Mon 25 Jul 11

LENNYB222 says...

I think we'll beat him 3-0 if Samba stays!!
I think we'll beat him 3-0 if Samba stays!! LENNYB222
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5:59pm Mon 25 Jul 11

chegwin says...

supreme angel ,theres no need for that ,Chegwin is a fine English name.
The comments were "of the cuff" during coffee break at work.
Not sat in my jimmee jams with my dictionary.
And of course i stand by the comments.
I doubt you know sod all about "real music" Best wishes
Cheggers xx
supreme angel ,theres no need for that ,Chegwin is a fine English name. The comments were "of the cuff" during coffee break at work. Not sat in my jimmee jams with my dictionary. And of course i stand by the comments. I doubt you know sod all about "real music" Best wishes Cheggers xx chegwin
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6:21pm Mon 25 Jul 11

supreme-angel says...

jimme jams & dictionary ?!?!?! whatever makes you think i dont go to work ? I work **** hard for my family what gives you the right to think otherwise ?...we are all entitled to our own opinions...as far as real music goes i'm not the one that mentioned steps & westlife.......
jimme jams & dictionary ?!?!?! whatever makes you think i dont go to work ? I work **** hard for my family what gives you the right to think otherwise ?...we are all entitled to our own opinions...as far as real music goes i'm not the one that mentioned steps & westlife....... supreme-angel
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6:36pm Mon 25 Jul 11

HelmshoreBoy says...

supreme-angel wrote:
How is booking this Drug taking Violent idiot going to put Blackburn on the map ? Delusional springs to mind........I wont be rushing to buy a ticket to help fund his 'addictive social life'...he's a muppet that shouldnt be given the time of day let alone the usage of King Georges Hall...one of the many dirty alleyways is right up his street !!!!!!
I fully agree with the comments of Supreme Angel. Doherty is a low life loser - a scum bag druggie who mascerades as a musician -thats a laugh! My dogs bo***cks have more talent than him! Won't be too long before he takes the same route as Miss Winehouse. He's had enough chances!
[quote][p][bold]supreme-angel[/bold] wrote: How is booking this Drug taking Violent idiot going to put Blackburn on the map ? Delusional springs to mind........I wont be rushing to buy a ticket to help fund his 'addictive social life'...he's a muppet that shouldnt be given the time of day let alone the usage of King Georges Hall...one of the many dirty alleyways is right up his street !!!!!![/p][/quote]I fully agree with the comments of Supreme Angel. Doherty is a low life loser - a scum bag druggie who mascerades as a musician -thats a laugh! My dogs bo***cks have more talent than him! Won't be too long before he takes the same route as Miss Winehouse. He's had enough chances! HelmshoreBoy
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7:02pm Mon 25 Jul 11

Thankgodimoutofit says...

John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey Keith Moon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Cornwell, Johnny Cash, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, John Lydon, Sid Vicious, John Squire, Johnny Marr, Ian Mcculloch, Will Sergeant, Tom Waits, Lloyd Cole, Bruce Dickinson, Black Francis, Neil Young, etc etc .

All of the above and many more besides habitually used drugs for long periods of their careers, I would put money that all of you who are slaggin Docherty off Have at least one of the above names in your record collections.
Unless your the sort of pudding who likes music like ABBA (and I bet they where on crack to produce that rubbish)

If you dont like the guys music then fine but dont be so narrow minded as to have a go at the bloke just because he takes drugs.

Im off to listen to "up the bracket" and order my ticket online.
Gnight saddos
John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey Keith Moon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Cornwell, Johnny Cash, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, John Lydon, Sid Vicious, John Squire, Johnny Marr, Ian Mcculloch, Will Sergeant, Tom Waits, Lloyd Cole, Bruce Dickinson, Black Francis, Neil Young, etc etc . All of the above and many more besides habitually used drugs for long periods of their careers, I would put money that all of you who are slaggin Docherty off Have at least one of the above names in your record collections. Unless your the sort of pudding who likes music like ABBA (and I bet they where on crack to produce that rubbish) If you dont like the guys music then fine but dont be so narrow minded as to have a go at the bloke just because he takes drugs. Im off to listen to "up the bracket" and order my ticket online. Gnight saddos Thankgodimoutofit
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7:31pm Mon 25 Jul 11

oldblue says...

As if things aren't bad enough in Blackburn, this waste of space turns up.
As if things aren't bad enough in Blackburn, this waste of space turns up. oldblue
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7:40pm Mon 25 Jul 11

NEEDTOKNOW says...

Thankgodimoutofit

Your comment was going great until the part about Abba producing rubbish. With their record sales being somewhere between 350-400 million records you obviously dont know as much about music as you think you do.
Thankgodimoutofit Your comment was going great until the part about Abba producing rubbish. With their record sales being somewhere between 350-400 million records you obviously dont know as much about music as you think you do. NEEDTOKNOW
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7:44pm Mon 25 Jul 11

Thankgodimoutofit says...

NEEDTOKNOW wrote:
Thankgodimoutofit

Your comment was going great until the part about Abba producing rubbish. With their record sales being somewhere between 350-400 million records you obviously dont know as much about music as you think you do.
Barbara Cartland sold a lot of books. That doesnt make her a great novelist.

I know enough to know that I have just blown yout arguement out of the water.
[quote][p][bold]NEEDTOKNOW[/bold] wrote: Thankgodimoutofit Your comment was going great until the part about Abba producing rubbish. With their record sales being somewhere between 350-400 million records you obviously dont know as much about music as you think you do.[/p][/quote]Barbara Cartland sold a lot of books. That doesnt make her a great novelist. I know enough to know that I have just blown yout arguement out of the water. Thankgodimoutofit
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7:46pm Mon 25 Jul 11

NEEDTOKNOW says...

It wasn't an argument, and your very touchy.
P.s. security word is sing-okay
It wasn't an argument, and your very touchy. P.s. security word is sing-okay NEEDTOKNOW
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7:51pm Mon 25 Jul 11

Thankgodimoutofit says...

NEEDTOKNOW wrote:
It wasn't an argument, and your very touchy.
P.s. security word is sing-okay
Not touchy. Just dont like Abba. But as music is purely a question of taste I gracefully concede your point.
Dont get the security question thing though ????
[quote][p][bold]NEEDTOKNOW[/bold] wrote: It wasn't an argument, and your very touchy. P.s. security word is sing-okay[/p][/quote]Not touchy. Just dont like Abba. But as music is purely a question of taste I gracefully concede your point. Dont get the security question thing though ???? Thankgodimoutofit
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10:09pm Mon 25 Jul 11

mys says...

What a laugh,isnt there enough low life drug addicts in lancashire without bringing another one here.
What a laugh,isnt there enough low life drug addicts in lancashire without bringing another one here. mys
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10:14pm Mon 25 Jul 11

HelmshoreBoy says...

Thankgodimoutofit wrote:
John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey Keith Moon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Cornwell, Johnny Cash, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, John Lydon, Sid Vicious, John Squire, Johnny Marr, Ian Mcculloch, Will Sergeant, Tom Waits, Lloyd Cole, Bruce Dickinson, Black Francis, Neil Young, etc etc . All of the above and many more besides habitually used drugs for long periods of their careers, I would put money that all of you who are slaggin Docherty off Have at least one of the above names in your record collections. Unless your the sort of pudding who likes music like ABBA (and I bet they where on crack to produce that rubbish) If you dont like the guys music then fine but dont be so narrow minded as to have a go at the bloke just because he takes drugs. Im off to listen to "up the bracket" and order my ticket online. Gnight saddos
For once I recognise someone who has an excellent knowledge of good music and musicians/writers, who cover a broad spectrum of musical taste, similar to my own, but I must protest.
You cannot surely put Doherty in the same bracket as these greats, drug fuelled or otherwise. Doherty by the facts of his continued drug abuse and habitual flaunting of the law demonstrate that he has no respect for anything, so why should anyone show him any respect least of all for his innane attempts at music. The last headline gig he did was only two months ago courtesy of H.M.P!
[quote][p][bold]Thankgodimoutofit[/bold] wrote: John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey Keith Moon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Cornwell, Johnny Cash, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, John Lydon, Sid Vicious, John Squire, Johnny Marr, Ian Mcculloch, Will Sergeant, Tom Waits, Lloyd Cole, Bruce Dickinson, Black Francis, Neil Young, etc etc . All of the above and many more besides habitually used drugs for long periods of their careers, I would put money that all of you who are slaggin Docherty off Have at least one of the above names in your record collections. Unless your the sort of pudding who likes music like ABBA (and I bet they where on crack to produce that rubbish) If you dont like the guys music then fine but dont be so narrow minded as to have a go at the bloke just because he takes drugs. Im off to listen to "up the bracket" and order my ticket online. Gnight saddos[/p][/quote]For once I recognise someone who has an excellent knowledge of good music and musicians/writers, who cover a broad spectrum of musical taste, similar to my own, but I must protest. You cannot surely put Doherty in the same bracket as these greats, drug fuelled or otherwise. Doherty by the facts of his continued drug abuse and habitual flaunting of the law demonstrate that he has no respect for anything, so why should anyone show him any respect least of all for his innane attempts at music. The last headline gig he did was only two months ago courtesy of H.M.P! HelmshoreBoy
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10:47pm Mon 25 Jul 11

happycyclist says...

Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.
Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician. happycyclist
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11:45pm Mon 25 Jul 11

Alternative Carpark says...

happycyclist wrote:
Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.
I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.[/p][/quote]I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability Alternative Carpark
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12:06am Tue 26 Jul 11

useyourhead says...

Alternative Carpark wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.
I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability
then you missed the point.
[quote][p][bold]Alternative Carpark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.[/p][/quote]I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability[/p][/quote]then you missed the point. useyourhead
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3:18am Tue 26 Jul 11

Alternative Carpark says...

useyourhead wrote:
Alternative Carpark wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.
I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability
then you missed the point.
The point being I was referring to HelmshoreBoy's note:
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"You cannot surely put Doherty in the same bracket as these greats"
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and happycyclists:
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".....he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician"
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alternative Carpark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Well said, HelmshoreBoy. Doherty might be a good drug user but he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician.[/p][/quote]I mostly agree but do have to question Sid Vicious's musical ability[/p][/quote]then you missed the point.[/p][/quote]The point being I was referring to HelmshoreBoy's note: . "You cannot surely put Doherty in the same bracket as these greats" . and happycyclists: . ".....he ain't in the same class as any of those as a musician" Alternative Carpark
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12:05pm Tue 26 Jul 11

makaveli96 says...

Whatever happened to "Scenario"?
Whatever happened to "Scenario"? makaveli96
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3:09pm Tue 26 Jul 11

karltop says...

we already have enough drug and drink addled runts in this town, so why do we need another?
we already have enough drug and drink addled runts in this town, so why do we need another? karltop
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1:42pm Sun 14 Aug 11

trueblueryan says...

You are all narrow minded idiots who believe everything you read in the newspapers. You'd probably believe it if the LET announced that the original beatles line up would be the supporting act.
You are all narrow minded idiots who believe everything you read in the newspapers. You'd probably believe it if the LET announced that the original beatles line up would be the supporting act. trueblueryan
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12:41pm Wed 24 Aug 11

DKA says...

trueblueryan wrote:
You are all narrow minded idiots who believe everything you read in the newspapers. You'd probably believe it if the LET announced that the original beatles line up would be the supporting act.
Well said!

By the way it's the Leeds and Reading festivals this weekend. Not V. That was last week.
[quote][p][bold]trueblueryan[/bold] wrote: You are all narrow minded idiots who believe everything you read in the newspapers. You'd probably believe it if the LET announced that the original beatles line up would be the supporting act.[/p][/quote]Well said! By the way it's the Leeds and Reading festivals this weekend. Not V. That was last week. DKA
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1:50pm Wed 24 Aug 11

noddy57 says...

blackburns leisure departments choice of artist leaves a lot to be desired, must admit hes **** good at getting in the papers for being a cool drugtaker,,drugs are for two time losers who need to face reality,,l wouldnt watch this plonker if it came with a free lucky bag,,and to compare this loser to the beatles,,what planet are you from ?, it certainly isnt this one,,if you need a pick me up, try a whiskey or two,,,anything in moderation,thats the key,,and maybe hey jude playing in the background,,
blackburns leisure departments choice of artist leaves a lot to be desired, must admit hes **** good at getting in the papers for being a cool drugtaker,,drugs are for two time losers who need to face reality,,l wouldnt watch this plonker if it came with a free lucky bag,,and to compare this loser to the beatles,,what planet are you from ?, it certainly isnt this one,,if you need a pick me up, try a whiskey or two,,,anything in moderation,thats the key,,and maybe hey jude playing in the background,, noddy57
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