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Doherty to play one-off concert
Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty arriving at The Garage in north London on Monday night
Musician Pete Doherty is set to play a gig in London on Tuesday night after his bail curfew was extended.

A judge said Mr Doherty could stay out two hours past his 2200 GMT curfew for the sold-out Brixton Academy concert with his band Babyshambles.

The 25-year-old ex-Libertine made an appearance on Monday at a short warm-up gig, leaving ahead of his curfew.

The singer is on bail after being charged with robbery and blackmail. He is next due in court on 18 April.

A member of the public who attended the 45-minute warm-up at The Garage, north London, on Monday said there was no encore, and Mr Doherty appeared to be called off stage to ensure he adhered to his curfew.

The judge agreed to allow him to perform at Tuesday night's concert on condition that requests for changes to his bail conditions were "not too regular an occurrence".

Bail conditions normally forbid Mr Doherty from going out between 2200 GMT and 0700 GMT.

Imprisoned

Mr Doherty, along with co-defendant and fellow musician Alan Wass, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday to face charges of robbery and blackmail.

The judge also reduced the singer's bail surety from 150,000 to 50,000.

Both were arrested on 2 February after an alleged dispute with documentary maker Max Carlish at a London hotel.

The Libertines' Carl Barat (left) and Pete Doherty
Carl Barat (left) has been signed as a solo artist

Mr Doherty was imprisoned for four nights after the bond to secure his release on bail could not be raised immediately.

Other conditions of his bail include attending a rehabilitation centre, surrending his passport, and reporting to a police station on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, Mr Doherty's former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat has been signed as a solo artist to Vertigo Records, and is expected to release his first album towards the end of the year.

His future plans include forming a band, possibly involving some members of The Libertines.

At the NME Awards last week, Barat accepted the award for best British band on behalf of The Libertines, saying the award was "as much for Pete as anyone".


SEE ALSO:
Pete Doherty talks of 'jail hell'
09 Feb 05 |  Entertainment
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08 Feb 05 |  Entertainment


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