Man, one of the greatest drinking bands ever (and the drunkest Frontman) is to call it quits. Talk about a sad day for Smokes and Booze. Cheers Shane.
The Pogues To Split After Christmas Dates
Rockers THE POGUES are to split again after one final festive tour.
The Fairytale of New York hitmakers will bid farewell to fans with a seven-date Christmas tour, which will conclude with two shows at London's O2 Academy in Brixton on 20 and 21 December (10).
The band, fronted by Shane MACGowan, formed in 1982. MACGowan quit the group in 1991 and The Pogues split in 1996.
The original members reunited for a Christmas tour in 2001 and the band has been together ever since.
The current members of the fiery party band include Spider Stacy, Philip Chevron, Jem Finer and Andrew Ranken.
Former members include the late Joe Strummer and Elvis Costello's ex-wife Cait O'Riordan.