Peter Doherty – New Single & European Shows

Peter Doherty – New Single & European Shows


Peter Doherty will release a new single ‘Kolly Kibber,’ taken from his wonderful new album ‘Hamburg Demonstrations,’ through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday 17th February. ’Kolly Kibber,’ which has already been B Listed at BBC6 Music, was inspired by the newspaper man who meets a sticky end at the beginning of Graham Greene’s 1930’s noir masterpiece ‘Brighton Rock.’‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ is Peter Doherty’s second solo album, following Grace/Wastelands which came out in 2009.


Peter Doherty and his new band the Puta Madres – Drew McConnell (Babyshambles – bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia DeVidas (Piano/keyboards), Jack Jones (Trampolene – lead guitar) and Rafa (drums), toured Europe at the end of 2016. The tour included a memorably moving evening at the reopening of the Bataclan in Paris and culminated in a sellout show at the O2 Forum in London. The band embark on the following dates in Europe over the next few months:



20th Frankfurt Batschkapp

21st Munich Muffathalle

22nd Cologne Live Music Hall

24th Hamburg Große Freiheit

25th Berlin Huxleys



11th Brussels Cirque Royal *

12th Luxembourg Den Atelier *

13th Amsterdam Melkweg *

24th Paris Palais De Tokyo

* Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 20th January.

Tickets for all shows are available here: WWW.ALBIONROOMS.COM



“It opens irresistibly, with the Brighton Rock metaphors of ‘Kolly Kibber,’

Doherty’s into-his-collar diction offering age-old ideas of conflict

resolution: ‘There’s one way to settle this…have a skinful and sing Knees Up Mother Brown.’” (Q Magazine)

“In‘Kolly Kibber,’ Doherty declares his unwillingness to expire like the

character in Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock – a stealthy figure, whom newspaper readers are enlisted to track down in exchange for prize money, but who gets ‘thrown from the ghost train, into the beautiful briny sea.’” (Mojo)

“‘Kolly Kibber’ features a mid-song segue into dreamy Lee Hazelwood territory… up there with anything he has written.” (NME)

“During ‘Kolly Kibber he hopes he doesn’t end up like Hale in Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock – killed by a hoodlum on Brighton Pier. This wistful reflective album suggests that Doherty has enough distance from his old life to make that unlikely.” (The Times)

“‘They broke the mould when they made you, probably the wisest thing to do,’ sings Peter Doherty on the brilliant, Kinks-ish ‘Kolly Kibber.’

(Sunday Express)

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