INXS call it quits

INXS drummer Jon Farriss announced the band's show at Perth Arena on Sunday was their last. Photo/supplied
INXS drummer Jon Farriss announced the band's show at Perth Arena on Sunday was their last. Photo/supplied

INXS have reportedly performed as a group for the last time.

In a surprise move, INXS drummer Jon Farriss announced on Sunday night that their support act for touring artists Matchbox Twenty at the Perth Arena was to be their last, according to PerthNow.

The emotional news was delivered on stage before the iconic Aussie band launched into their hit song Need You Tonight at the newly opened arena.

Formed by the Farriss brothers in 1977 in Sydney, INXS was fronted by Michael Hutchence for 20 years, and was one of the world's biggest rock bands in the '80s and into the '90s.

After Hutchence's death in a Sydney hotel room in 1997, the band tried several replacements for the lead singer, including Aussie rocker Jon Stevens.

The latest singer to take the role of frontman for the band is 35-year-old Irishman Ciaran Gribbin.

Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001, INXS have sold more than 30 million records.

News of the breakup has shocked and saddened many loyal fans who have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts, including TV host David Koch.

"Very sad. @INXS performed their last show ever in Perth last night. Grew up with them and Midnight Oil. Sort of sound track of my generation," he wrote.

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