MacGowan pulls out of Jools Holland gig

Ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has been forced to pull out of his special guest slot on the Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra autumn and winter tour due to continuing health concerns.

Replacing him at the Regent Theatre date on October 29 will be Holland’s former Squeeze bandmate and long-time friend Chris Difford.

Also featuring vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, fans can expect plenty of Holland’s hits as well as songs taken from his latest album Rockinghorse, which was released last November.

Read entertainment writer Wayne Savage’s interview with Turner in next Thursday’s Star Event.

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