Pete Doherty, the British punk rock star who has been a part of several well known bands, is one of those celebrities who are constantly in the news for the wrong reasons. Though there is talent there, it is greatly overshadowed by his self destructive drug use. Pete Doherty’s drug problems began shortly after he started attaining popularity as a punk rock star. At one point he was even arrested for burglarizing a friend’s home; no doubt while he was under the influence of one or more drugs. The subsequent stint in jail seemed to calm him down a bit, and for a while after he got out he stayed sober and concentrated on his music. Unfortunately, Doherty couldn’t stay out of trouble, and eventually was arrested a few times more. The arrests were mostly for drug possession, although one arrest was for possession of a concealed weapon. Though he still has a following for his music, Doherty has been consistently unreliable when it comes to showing up for performances but last night (14th April 09) pete turned up for a gig in Glasgow’s Capitol venue and went down a storm. Just 250 fans were allowed at the gig with organizers twice having to stop the show for fear of fans being crushed as Doherty worked them up into a frenzie.
Doherty was in fine form as he performed several Libertines and Babyshambles tunes and by the time he sang Don’t Look Back Into The Sun, the audience were chanting along.