Dirty Pretty Things’ Debut Cut Short

With Pete Doherty cleaning up his act, his former bandmate, Carl Barat, kept police busy this week.

The former Libertine’s new band, Dirty Pretty Things, were unable to finish their SXSW set on Thursday [March 16] when police entered the Austin venue, Eternal, to kick them off stage, according to NME.com. The band was scheduled to play a midnight set after the Flaming Lips finished their show, but when the Lips took the stage later than expected, Barat’s band’s set was pushed back so far that they were not allowed to play more than a few songs.

“Everything was running late from the beginning,” someone from the band’s camp told NME.com. “The Flaming Lips came on late, Dirty Pretty Things didn’t go on stage until just after 12:30, played five numbers before the plug was pulled on [bassist] Didz.

“The band tried to play on,” the witness continued, “but the police arrived and flashed their badges at the tour manager and the soundman, with arrests looking very likely as the band had to leave the stage. The band are very frustrated as it was their first show in the U.S.”

No word yet on whether any arrests were made.

The Libertines/Dirty Pretty Things official site

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