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posted: 11/17/2012 6:48 AM

INXS gives up touring after 35 years on the road

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  • INXS drummer Tim Farriss announced the end of the band's remarkable run of performances during a concert in the West Australia city of Perth.

      INXS drummer Tim Farriss announced the end of the band's remarkable run of performances during a concert in the West Australia city of Perth.
    Associated Press/1997

 
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- 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 Tuesday, 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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