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Re: Любимые песни
Thursday, September 27, 2001, 11:50:25 AM, you wrote:
AVR> Это британский folk rock , люблю я его.
THE IRISH POST
Irish group The Pogues are to reform.
The original eight members of the band will join forces again for six
dates in Britain and Ireland this Christmas.
The announcement will delight devotees of the Irish group who split up
more than a decade ago.
The line-up will feature Jem Finer, Andrew Ranken, Spider Stacy, James
Fearnley, Terry Woods, Phil Chevron, Darryl Hunt - and charismatic singer
Cait O▓Riorden, who left the band in 1986 and was replaced by Hunt, will
not figure in the newly-formed line-up.
The whistlestop tour will take in: Manchester Apollo (December 16), Glasgow SECC (17), Birmingham Academy (18), and the
Dublin Point (20) before it culminates with two shows at London▓s Brixton Academy on December 21 and 22.
Organisers have promised the band will perform a greatest hits set for
The eight members last played together in Japan in the summer of 1991
- where a combination of hard drinking and band in-fighting finally took
Banjo and mandolin player Jem Finer told The Irish Post: "The band did
fall to pieces and now with a bit of space in between it would be nice
to get together in the spirit of friendship."
The Pogues are seen as the authentic London-Irish band - mixing Irish traditional music with a punk sensibility.
Record label Island Records famously described them as "a hybrid between the Sex Pistols and the Chieftains"- and the group
went on to enjoy a
huge following with emigrant Irish communities across the globe.
MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl were famously ▒robbed▓ of a Christmas number one in 1987 when The Pogues▓ Fairytale Of New York
was edged out by the
Pet Shop Boys.
Several subsequent Yuletide polls have hailed it as the best Christmas
song of all time.
The Pogues▓ stock has risen in recent times. A Best Of album - released
by Warner Europe last March - did well in Britain and America. Shane also
found himself the subject of an evocative tribute by film-maker Sarah
Share in the documentary If I Should Fall From Grace.
A spokesperson for the band said: "This is the real thing. Everyone is
really excited. The Pogues are really reforming."
But the spokesperson said that The Pogues have no plans to record any material.
Tickets go on sale for the six shows this Friday, September 28, at 9.30am. Tickets for the dates in Britain are priced at
╦23.50 and ╦25 in London
and can be bought via website www.gigsandtours.com or credit card hotline
number 0115 912 9000.