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Supergrass to split after 17 years

Published 12/04/2010 | 14:37

Supergrass are splitting after 17 years
Supergrass are splitting after 17 years

Supergrass are to split after 17 years following a series of summer shows.

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The band - whose hits include Allright, Moving and Richard III - said they were heading their separate ways due to "musical differences".

They said in a statement: "Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years - we still love each other but, cliche notwithstanding, musical differences have led to us moving on and of course we all wish each other well in the future."

Supergrass will round off their career with four farewell shows in June, starting at Glasgow Barrowlands on June 8, then Manchester's Academy, the Brixton Academy in London and a final show in Paris on June 11.

The band drew early acclaim with debut single Caught By The Fuzz in 1994 and went on to reach No 2 in the singles chart twice.

They recorded six albums but had to regroup in 2007 when bass player Mick Quinn suffered spinal injuries during a fall which led to Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey playing live as the Diamond Hoo Ha Men.

Although starting life as a trio, the line-up went on to include Coombes's brothers, Rob and Charly.

Goffey and Coombes have already launched their own spin-off act, The Hotrats.

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