Dirty Pretty Things Play Last Show

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Dirty Pretty Things / Photo by Roger Sargent
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Melissa Goldstein

After playing their final show over the weekend in London, Dirty Pretty Things are now officially retired.

The show was banter-light, but did feature a shout-out from frontman Carl Barat to bassist Didz Hammond, who had become a father again after his wife gave birth to a baby girl the day before (via NME.com)

The band saved their most popular tunes "Bang Bang You're Dead" and "Deadwood" for the encore, and let a few emotions show, although talking to NME following the performance, frontman Carl Barat admitted, "Tears don't work on stage."

So if everyone's weepy, then we have to ask: Guys, why are you breaking up?

According to guitarist Anthony Rossomundo, it was to save the musicians' friendships: "It was like slicing out a cyst, or something. I don't think we ever fitted in the suit [of being a regimented band]."

Barat added that he did have some regrets. "I was a bit idealistic. I wanted a band of brothers and friends," he said. "But I wouldn't change anything. The day the expectation and the regimentation of the band died was the day we became friends again."

Barat is reportedly working on solo material.

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