You'd have to be surprised at any band pledging they won't cancel any gigs ever again, but when it's Babyshambles making the blood oath, it's hard to keep your eyebrows on your face.
Adam Ficek, though, insists the days of the no-shows are over:
He also had an answer for those who suggest that the forthcoming arena tour might be a sign that they've gone for the quick buck:
Aha! So, they're doing it to show they can do it. It's not a tour at all, but a proof of concept.
Although... erm, none of the dates have actually sold out yet. So maybe it's a disproof of concept.