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Upcoming Pogues tour in U.S. will be their last



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Looks like fans of the Pogues have fallen from the grace of God. The band has announced that their upcoming spring tour of the U.S. will be their last tour. Turns out that touring as an eight-piece band is expensive, especially considering one ever knows when crazed frontman Shane MacGowan will have a bad night.

"I think we are basically pretty certain this is the last tour of this type we'll be doing in the States," co-founder Peter "Spider" Stacy told "We're not saying this is absolutely, definitely the end. But as things stand at the moment, I don't really see us continuing as we have been. It seems to have run its course."

"We can't always entirely trust Shane to deliver the goods," Stacy says. "When we're asking ($70) or so, that's a lot of money. I think people have got a right to expect a good evening out, at least -- which is, in all fairness, pretty much what people get. But I'm hardly telling tales out of school when I say that isn't always the case. Anybody reading this who's had any experience at all of seeing the Pogues live: if I say, 'Of course it's completely flawless,' they'll say, 'That's a lie, Spider.' "

Here are the final 10 Pogues dates:

  • March 3 - Chicago (Congress Theater)
  • March 4 - Detroit (Royal Oak Music Theater)
  • March 7 - Baltimore (Rams Head Live)
  • March 8 - Washington DC (9:30 Club)
  • March 9 - Washington DC (9:30 Club)
  • March 11 - Boston (House of Blues)
  • March 12 - Boston (House of Blues)
  • March 15 - New York (Terminal 5)
  • March 16 - New York (Terminal 5)
  • March 17 - New York (Terminal 5)

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:05am]


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