Refused Announce Last Ever Gig

The hardcore band reformed at the start of 2012 after a 14 year hiatus.

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Refused have announced plans for their last ever live show, NME reports.

The hardcore band reformed earlier this year for a number of reunion gigs. However, the Swedish group have now revealed that they will be playing their last ever gig on December 15 at the Exel Arena in Umea, Sweden.

In January of this year, Refused released a statement which said they would be playing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.

They detailed how the reunion came about, writing: "All four of us were suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: 'This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let's just do it, one last time'."

As well as Coachella, Refused played Download and shows at London's HMV Forum and Manchester's Academy and also the Primavera Sound festival in Spain.

The influential band first parted ways in 1998, months after they released their much praised studio album "The Shape Of Punk To Come".

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    Got my ticket! Didn't even know that this was their last gig, glad that I get a chance to see them before they split again.
    I wanted to see them when they're coming down to tour Australia, but the Melbourne show is 18+. Looks like I might be road tripping.
    Strummerboy Leo
    Tickets for the Australian tour are 70-odd bucks, which pisses me off, because this is the last (and first, for a lot of fans) time we get to see them, and hardly any of us can afford it.
    that's really not that much, stop complaining. Foo Fighters wa $100-130, Avenged Sevenfold was $79 when they played in Aus.
    I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do,