They almost made it all the way. Refused have announced they’re cutting their reunion tour short, wrapping things up on December 15 in their hometown of Umea, Sweden. The famously contentious rockers first split in 1998, and though they seemed to have patched things up, have decided to finally – if amicably – part for good. The group had this to say:

    And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem ‘The shape of punk to come’ has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.

    Thank you for populating the pit in 2012.

    Over and out.

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Denizens of the Outback have a major fall season ahead of them: first Jimmy Buffett announces a pair of acoustic shows, now seminal punk rockers Refused have scheduled five headlining concerts. The artists who notoriously stated they would never reunite following their 1998 breakup have done just that. This new set of Aussie tour dates is the latest in a lineup that includes a visit to Coachella and several European performances.

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Refused reached cult status with the release of The Shape of Punk to Come just as they were on the verge of implosion in 1998. Since then, members have fended off reunion rumors right and left, with drummer David Strummer pronouncing as recently as two years ago: “It’s not something that comes naturally from any of us any more.” They may have changed their tune, but whether or not Refused’s sound has suffered from their 15-year hiatus remains for fans Down Under to judge.

Refused Australian Concert Dates

Date City Venue
11/9/2012 Fremantle Metro
11/11/2012 Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel
11/13/2012 Sydney  Enmore
11/15/2012 Melbourne The Palace
11/17/2012 Adelaide Thebarton

Refused Concert Tickets 2012

Refused: “Rather Be Dead”

Refused Average Ticket Prices 2012

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
San Francisco CA The Warfield 4/18/2012 $140.88
New York NY Terminal 5 4/22/2012 $57.09
New York NY Terminal 5 4/23/2012 $54.72
Atlanta GA Masquerade 7/15/2012 $54.21
Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 7/16/2012 $57.05
Boston MA House of Blues Boston 7/20/2012 $22.61
Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 7/25/2012 $56.33
Chicago IL Congress Theater 7/26/2012 $31.46
London Lnd HMV Forum 8/13/2012 $35.00
San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 8/31/2012 $58.07

Refused: “New Noise”