Friday, 15 January 2010

Want To See Courtney Love AND Pete Doherty Live?

Want To See Courtney Love AND Pete Doherty Live? Now You Can. Hurrah!

The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows are set to explode in February as notorious rock royalty join the already impressive line up. Guaranteeing a whirlwind of energy and excitement, Babyshambles play Koko on 17th February, and Hole storm the stage on the same night at Shepherds Bush Empire.

They will join headline acts including The Maccabees, Mike Snow, Hadouken!, Simian Mobile Disco, British Sea Power, The Sunshine Underground and New Young Pony Club who are already lined up as part of this festival of cutting edge music. These unmissable shows lead towards the highly anticipated and legendary Shockwaves NME Awards, taking place on 24th February at the iconic O2 Academy Brixton.

Never far from the headlines Pete Doherty’s Babyshambles, will take to the stage at Camden’s Koko on 17th February. Formed in 2003 the band released two albums, Down in Albion and Shotter’s Nation amidst a tidelwave of tabloid attention. This year is set to be huge for the band as they prepare to kick off 2010 in true NME style.

The notorious Courtney Love also makes a welcome return, ready to bring her legendary attitude and superstar persona to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire stage on the 17th of February with her band Hole. First formed in 1989 and splitting in 2002, a modified Hole are set to return amidst anticipation of their hotly awaited album ‘Nobody’s Daughter’, set for release early this year.

Shockwaves NME Awards Shows 2010

February 2010
Tuesday 2nd February – Scala – Miike Snow - £10.60
Wednesday 3rd February – Scala – Hadouken! - £15.10
Tuesday 9th February – Sacla – British Sea Power - £13.10
Wednesday 17th February – Koko – Babyshambles - £21.60 + charity donation
Wednesday 17th February – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – £17.50 + charity donation
Thursday 18th February – Koko – The Sunshine Underground - Cosmo Jarvis – Wild Palms
Thursday 18th February – Cargo – Detroit Social Club - £8.60
Saturday 20th February – Matter - Simian Mobile Disco
Sunday 21st February – The Academy, Dublin – 25.00 EUR
Monday 22nd February – Islington Academy – New Young Pony Club - £13.10
Monday 22nd February – Cargo – Delphic - £10.60
Monday 22nd February – Mandella Hall, Belfast - £20.00
Tuesday 23rd February – Scala – Girls – Frankie & The Heartstrings - £10.60
Tuesday 23rd February – Heaven – Yeasayer - £12.10

Monday, 11 January 2010

Pete Arrested

Pete Doherty has been rearrested at Gloucester Crown Court this morning for suspected drug possession, moments after being spared jail for driving offences.

Doherty was initially ordered to pay £2,050 in fines with £160 costs and banned from driving for 18 months, relating to an incident in June.

However, the county force then arrested Doherty before he had left the court, this time on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

An onlooker who saw Doherty's arrest told The Sun that a clingfilm wrap thought to contain drugs fell out of his pocket when he first arrived at the court.

"He was being frisked by a security officer and when he emptied his pockets a clingfilm wrap fell out," the onlooker said. "The security man picked it up and saw it contained what looked like little blue crystals. The security man phoned the police and about six officers came over and waited to arrest Doherty when his case was over."