Pete Doherty misses Paris concert

Eurostar train to blame for cancellation

PARIS -- Pete Doherty missed his Paris concert, and a Eurostar train was to blame.

The high-speed train that connects London and Paris made the journey in some five hours Thursday night. The trip usually takes just over two hours. That left fans of the Babyshambles singer waiting at the Grand Rex theater until the "we're sorry, the concert is canceled" announcement.

Eurostar officials said Doherty's train was due in Paris at 9:20 p.m. but arrived at 2:13 a.m. Friday due to a technical problem. That was too late for Doherty to make the show.

The delay may have disappointed Doherty fans, but it also embarrassed Eurostar after delays in May. Train chief Guillaume Pepy has ordered Eurostar to do everything to be on time.