The Libertines brilliant QPR rider request unveiled in behind-the-scenes clip

Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.
Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.

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The Libertines were playing an intimate show on Tuesday night but ensured they could watch as much of the QPR action as possible.

The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is known to be an avid QPR supporter and clearly supports the club through thick and thin, that's if his tour rider is anything to go by.

The band took to PRYZM in Kingston to celebrate the release of new album All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade with two intimate shows. The event was organised by record store Banquet Records and the store shared a behind-the-scenes snap that QPR fans will love on social media.

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Posting a clip on TikTok, Banquet Records wrote 'Aaron went the extra mile on the rider' as the video showed the Rs' Tuesday night meeting at Plymouth Argyle playing backstage just a short walk from the Kingston stage.

QPR had to settle for a point on their visit to Home Park but Doherty's keenness to ensure he could follow the midweek relegation clash is further evidence of the space the football club holds in his heart.

Doherty began following QPR thanks to his Rs-loving dad and was fully converted on an away day to Southampton's The Dell in 1992 as QPR lost 2-1 to the Saints.

The singer even created his own QPR fanzine titled All Quiet on the Western Avenue and flogged copies for £1 each. The fanzines included interviews with players, cartoons, guest columnists and more.

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Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.
Pete Doherty is a big QPR fan.

Doherty told The Athletic: “I was brought up an army kid but my dad had a strong west London heritage. To me it became this mythologised place. I felt, ‘This is who I am’.

“When I started going in 1992-93 (the first season of the Premier League) we had an amazing team, spearheaded by Les Ferdinand, under the watchful eye of Gerry Francis. We finished fifth. I was right in there. I had cousins who had season tickets. My uncle Ian, who is dead now, his ashes are scattered on Loftus Road (QPR’s stadium). It felt like home, I used to get to games early and soak it all up.”

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