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Friday 26 December 2014

INXS quit touring after 35 years

INXS was formed in 1977 and achieved worldwide fame with hits such as New Sensation, Need you Tonight, and Devil Inside (AP)
INXS was formed in 1977 and achieved worldwide fame with hits such as New Sensation, Need you Tonight, and Devil Inside (AP)

Australian rockers INXS are giving up touring after 35 years.

Drummer Jon Farriss announced the end of the band's remarkable run of performances during a concert in the West Australia city of Perth earlier this week.

The band later confirmed the news in a statement.

INXS was formed in 1977 and released their self-titled debut album in 1980.

They achieved worldwide fame with hits such as New Sensation, Need you Tonight, and Devil Inside.

Frontman Michael Hutchence died in 1997.

In a statement, the band paid tribute to their friend, saying: "We lived for each other in the trenches and we loved each other. It was the six of us against the world and then suddenly and inexplicably we were but five."

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