Friday, June 08, 2007


DESPITE the fact trouble follows them around whenever they get together, Pete Doherty has persuaded The View to support Babyshambles in Scotland.

The first time they shared a stage, police arrested Pete and The View's drummer, but the bands are giving it another go at Glasgow's SECC on December 1.

Though chart-toppers The View have become the bigger of the two bands, they agreed to support Babyshambles as a thank-you for giving them their first break.

The View were discovered two years ago by Doherty after they busked outside his tour bus before a Babyshambles gig in Dundee.

The controversial rocker was so impressed he gave them a support slot in their hometown.

But the singer and The View's drummer were later arrested because police thought Doherty's car had been stolen.

It turned out to be a mix-up relating to the car's registration documentation and both were released without charge.

Tickets for the SECC gig are on sale from today and almost certain to sell out. The news coincides with The View also being confirmed as special guests to Leeds rockers Kaiser Chiefs at Edinburgh's Meadowbank stadium on August 24 as part of T on the Fringe.

Exclusive by John Dingwall, Daily Record, 8th June 2007
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