Liam Gallagher has reportedly signed up Pete Doherty‘s bassist Drew McConnell to play in his band on his upcoming solo tour.
McConnell is a longtime collaborator of Doherty, having played with him in Babyshambles and under various other guises. As well as having his own solo project Helsinki, he’s fronted the musical collective Mongrel with Jon McClure and members of Arctic Monkeys, as well as playing with Supergrass’ Danny Goffey’s solo project, Van Goffy.
Now, Pete Doherty has told the Daily Star that he’s experiencing “stressification on the band front, [with] Drew playing bass guitar for Liam Gallagher’s new tour.”
Last month, it was reported that Richard Ashcroft allegedly helped Gallagher put his band together for his upcoming live shows.