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Babyshambles Apologized for Pete Doherty's Absence

August 19, 2008 09:44:43 GMT

Pete Doherty has missed his flight to FM4 Frequency Festival, causing a cancellation of Babyshambles' performance.


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English rock band Babyshambles were forced to cancel their show at FM4 Frequency Festival after their lead vocalist Pete Doherty didn't show up in Salzburg, Austria where the annual music festival was held. According to Adam Ficek, Pete didn't come to the festival on the day of their performance because he missed the flight to Austria. "We are in Salzburg, with no Peter," said Adam.

Speaking of the cancellation, Adam says that though Pete didn't come and they couldn't perform, he and other band members, Mik Whitnall and Drew McConnell, still attended the festival in order to apologize to their fans. "We will head to the festival and apologize on stage," Adam added at that time. "Drew, Mik and myself can only apologise to those who came to see us today."

Babyshambles were actually scheduled to perform on Race Stage of the FM4 rock festival on August 16. They were supposed to share stage with other rock bands, such as The Killers, R.E.M., and The Subway.

Commenting on Pete's absence, The Subway's frontman Billy Lunn said that he wouldn't take any risk of losing his chance to perform with his band. "I would never get so wasted that I miss flights, disappoint fans and lose my chance to play. I live and breathe music, I love getting onstage and doing what we do. It's a privilege," said he in a press release.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by kim shambles on Aug 19, 2008
i love pete and babyshambles but its wrong not to turn up and he knows that. i feel sorry for the fans but for gods sake billy, whats it got to do with you?
posted by tiny_spark on Aug 19, 2008
I'm a massive fan of Babyshambles and Pete but it's very selfish to disappoint fans who came to see them. I agree with Billy Lunn, someone who seems to be in love with music like Pete is shouldn't waste it like that, but i'm sure he knows this. Kudos to Adam Ficek though, the man's a saint.

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