Final tour from punk-folk legends

The Pogues have confirmed plans for a final fling this Christmas, organising a Christmas tour.

The Pogues have never been the most predictable of groups. Lurching from triumph to tragedy, the band somehow managed to produce some of the most inspirational music of the 80s.

Mixing pulsating punk-folk with Shane MacGowan's incredible lyrics, the initial run of the group shuddered to a halt in 1990. Reforming eight years ago, The Pogues have proved their worth all over again.

Sure 'Fairytale Of New York' may be ruined by overkill in shopping centres across the land but the band's emotive heart on sleeve songwriting can still bring tears to the steeliest of eyes.

Now the band have confirmed a farewell fling. After eight years of re-union shows the London group are set to go their separate ways following a no doubt emotional run of dates in the run up to Christmas.

The new dates take in some of the band's oldest strongholds. The Pogues are set to play Glasgow's O2 Academy on December 13th, opening the tour with a date in one of the band's strongest areas of support.

After this, the band will play shows in Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and more. Finishing with two nights in London, The Pogues will bring down the curtain on their re-union with a double night stand at the Brixton Academy.

Sadly, it seems as if there's no room for a date in Liverpool, a city with close associations to the band. However with The Pogues leaving some spaces on their calendar a new show could yet be organised.

Tickets for the upcoming shows go on sale from 9am this Friday (September 3rd).

The Pogues are due to play the following shows:

13 Glasgow O2 Academy
14 Newcastle O2 Academy
16 Sheffield O2 Academy
17 Manchester Apollo
18 Birmingham O2 Academy
20 London O2 Academy Brixton
21 London O2 Academy Brixton

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