The Pogues, circa 2005

Celtic folk-punk act The Pogues today announced a short 10-date, six-city U.S. tour next March dubbed “A Parting Glass with The Pogues” — which follows up next month’s “Farewell Christmas Tour” of the U.K, a trek that, when announced, was widely interpreted as marking the end of the band.

The band, which last toured the U.S. in October 2009, will return to these shores beginning March 3 in Chicago and running through March 17 in New York City — a sure-to-sell-out show on St. Patrick’s Day, or, as the band has rechristened it, “St. James Cagney Day.” The itinerary includes two-night stands in Washington, D.C., and Boston, plus three full nights in New York (see full tour dates below).

Last August, the band announced its upcoming “Farewell Christmas Tour” of the U.K., with co-founder Peter “Spider” Stacy declaring the trek would be “the last Christmas tour for the foreseeable future” — although there was immediate disagreement amongst band members if that even was true, or just a marketing gimmick.

See the Pogues’ tour dates after the jump…

The Pogues tour dates:

‘FAREWELL CHRISTMAS’ U.K. TOUR
Dec. 8: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 9: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 11: INEC, Killarney, Ireland
Dec. 13: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 14: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
Dec. 16: O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
Dec. 17: Apollo, Manchester, UK
Dec. 18: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Dec. 20: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
Dec. 21: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
Dec. 22: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

‘A PARTING GLASS WITH THE POGUES’ U.S. TOUR
March 3: Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
March 4: Royal Oak Music Theater, Detroit, MI
March 7: Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
March 8: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
March 9: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
March 11: House of Blues, Boston, MA
March 12: House of Blues, Boston, MA
March 15: Terminal 5, New York, NY
March 16: Terminal 5, New York, NY
March 17: Terminal 5, New York, NY

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