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Fugazi Play Anniversary Show

September 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Last week Fugazi, who are known for their untraditional modes of marketing and touring, played a show at Washington D.C.'s Wilson Center and the next day rumors were flying that the show was the band's last.

That just wasn't the case. In fact the show marked Fugazi's 10th anniversary. The Wilson Center was the site of the band's first show ever back in 1987, and the performance last week was a special unannounced show for 500 people, including the band's friends and family, according to a source at Dischord Records, the band's label. Fugazi is heading into the studio to record a new album that should be ready for release in early 1998. The band has no other plans to tour for at least six months.

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