Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Pete's Back, Only To Leave Again...

NME Reports:


THE LIBERTINES proved they are far from splitting last night after PETE DOHERTY joined the rest of the band on stage at a small club show in LONDON. In front of around 100 people the band played a set including ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ and forthcoming single ‘Can’t Stand Me’. The band finished with a rousing version of ‘The Good Old Days’. Earlier Pete led the crowd in a chorus of Happy Birthday for Carl, who turned 26 the day before. Pete checked out of rehab at The Priory in the morning – friends express great concern at his disappearance after the second recent stint of rehab was curtailed. Despite obvious nerves on the part of the whole of the band following Pete’s interview in a British tabloid claiming that Carl had neglected him, they made up their differences. They hugged before resolving to play an unscheduled set with instruments on loan from headliners The Boxer Rebellion. Pete insisted that he would be leaving for Thailand today to undergo a rigorous course of rehab at the Thamkrabok Monastery. The Monastery claim to provide one of the most successful detoxification and rehabilitation programs in the world, having treated over 100,000 patients since its inception in 1958. The club was the opening night of ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ a new weekly club at Infinity in Old Burlington Street, London where both Carl Barat and Clash legend Mick Jones DJed.