Low key appearances planned

British indie stars Babyshambles are to hit the road with three low key dates planned.

Babyshambles seem to hark back to another era, when rock bands were surrounded in some form of deadly glamour. Attracting rave reviews and arrest warrants in equal measure, it seems the band are set to return later this year.

Releasing his first solo album in 2009, Pete Doherty spent the year talking up Babyshambles. The collective gathered recently to work on new material, with the long awaited follow up to 'Shotters Nation' due later this year.

The album comes as Babyshambles are gathered in controversy. Both Doherty and guitarist Mik Whitnall faced drug charges last year, while the singer's manager was involved in a tragic car accident.

Putting the headlines to one side, Babyshambles aim to show just why they are one of the most vital British groups of their generation.

The low key dates - are Babyshambles shows ever low key? - are to take place throughout April. Taking in some rather smaller venues than the band are used to, the tour opens in York on April 1st.

Set to feature brand new tracks alongside early material, Pete Doherty enjoys throwing out the odd curveball as well. Also due to play Darlington and Reading, the indie dons are gearing up for their full scale return later this year.

Babyshambles have confirmed the following show:

1 York Duchess
2 Darlington Inside Out
18 Reading Sub89

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