Pogues Next U.S. Shows Will Serve As Farewell Tour

    Founding Pogues member Peter “Spider” Stacy says that the band’s upcoming six city, ten date United States tour will be the its final tour on the continent. Stacy said that while he wouldn’t rule out future one-time appearances, the combination of touring with an eight piece band and Shane McGowan’s erratic behavior makes it impossible to set ticket prices high enough to make ends meet. “A Parting Glass With the Pogues” kicks off March 3 in Chicago and follows with dates in Detroit, Baltimore, Boston, and New York. Full information is available here. [Billboard]