The Pogues have announced a warm-up gig for their forthcoming UK tour. The show will take place at Manchester's Academy on 15 December.
It will be the first time that Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, Andrew Ranken, Spider Stacy, Darryl Hunt, Philip Chevron, Terry Wood and James Fearnley have played together since 1991.
The shows are as follows:
- 15 December - Manchester, Academy
- 16 December - Manchester, Apollo (sold out)
- 17 December - Glasgow, SECC
- 18 December - Birmingham, Academy
- 20 December - Dublin, Point
- 21 December - London, Brixton Academy (sold out)
- 22 December - London, Brixton Academy
Tickets are available now priced £23.50 and £25 for the London shows.
Tin whistler and vocalist Spider Stacey claims that the Pogues are a great live band. "I know that because I used to watch the audience and the buzz off them. The audiences were brilliant!"