7 October, 2015 - NME.com
Pete Doherty has asked fans to avoid approaching him at his home in France following a number of recent incidents in which people have been spotted near the house in which he lives.
Libertines frontman Doherty splits his time between the UK and the Paris suburb of Melun. A statement released via Doherty's official website this week explains that a journalist recently disclosed the exact address of the Melun property and that fans have been spotted near the home ever since.
"Peter recently discussed living in Melun in an interview for a French publication and during a French TV show Le Grand Journal mentioned the small village where he resides," the statement begins.
"For clarity; Peter does spend time there with his girlfriend, who is the tenant of the house, but also has a registered address in the UK, obviously his time spent in either location works around commitments throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
"Unfortunately, much to our dismay a journalist from another French publication has detailled the exact location of the property in a very innapropriate and bizarre recent online article. Whilst Peter is a public figure he also reserves the right to a private life and if you love and respect him please do not visit."
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The Libertines recently announced details of a UK arena tour for January 2016.
The dates follow the release of the band's new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' earlier this month. The band's third full-length was released on September 11 and charted at Number Three on the Official UK Album Chart.
The tour will see the band play arena gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bournemouth before a huge London date at The O2 on January 30.
The Libertines will play:
Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena (January 21)
Manchester, Arena (January 23)
Nottingham, Capital FM Arena (January 25)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (January 26)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (January 27)
Bournemouth, BIC (January 29)
London, The O2 (January 30)