INXS’s Final Show

INXS may have played its last, after 35 years. At the end of the band’s Nov. 11 show at Perth Arena  drummer Jon Farriss announced it was INXS’s final show. 

“I’m getting teary,” he told the crowd, before launching into the 1987 hit “Need You Tonight.” It was not immediately known if Farriss really meant it was the final show of their tour with Matchbox Twenty, but fan tributes began appearing on INXS’s Facebook page.

It is believed that longtime manager Chris M. Murphy held a meeting backstage with the band, which issued the following statement a few days later:
“We understand that this must come as a blow to everybody, but all things must eventually come to an end. We have been performing as a band for 35 years, it’s time to step away from the touring
“Our music will of course live on and we will always be a part of that. “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the friends and family that have supported us throughout our extensive career. Our lives have been enriched by having you all as a part of the journey.”
It made sense for the band to play its last in Perth: it was where they formed as The Farriss Bros. They moved to Sydney in 1977 and changed their name, going on to have worldwide success with albums including Kick, which sold 6 million copies in the United States.
Original lead singer Michael Hutchence committed suicide died in 1997, leading the band to continue with various singers.