Refused have posted a new statement online, indicating that their recent re-union has come to an end.
Refused were not fucking dead. At least, for a while... The Swedish punks reformed earlier this year, playing a series of seismic shows around the globe. Starting their reformation with a tiny club show in Sweden, it seemed that the post-hardcore legends had managed to re-capture the fire which drove their initial incarnation.
Sadly, though, it seems that the much vaunted re-union has come to a close. Fond of manifestos, Refused have posted a lengthy statement on their Facebook page indicating that the current re-union has come to a close.
"And now it is coming to a close. It's been kind to us. And that old punk rock golem "The shape of punk to come" has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We're going home. And we're doing it in style."
Refused are set to play one final show on December 15th at their base in Umeå, Sweden. Ticket details.
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