Pogues plan St Patrick's Day 'farewell' gig
Irish rockers The Pogues are to celebrate St Patrick's Day this week with a "farewell" concert in New York.
The band, fronted by Shane MacGowan, announced last year they plan to quit touring because they are tired of life on the road.
They played a handful of shows in December and this week they will perform a three-night residency dubbed A Parting Shot at Manhattan's Terminal 5 venue.
The final gig will take place on Thursday, St Patrick's Day.
But it won't be the last chapter in the band's story - they have promised to occasionally dust off their instruments to play at "festivals here and there".
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