Pearl Jam's Hiatus Statement Misinterpreted

Pearl Jam's Hiatus Statement Misinterpreted

The band's publicist said Eddie Vedder makes the remark all the time at the end of every tour and it happened to get lost in translation in Portugal.

Rockers Pearl Jam stunned fans at a Portuguese music festival on Sunday, July 11 by declaring the concert would be their "last in a long time". The "Alive" hitmakers were performing at the Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon at the weekend when frontman Eddie Vedder left devotees shocked and confused when he announced the band was going on an indefinite hiatus - without giving any further explanation.

Reading in Portuguese from a piece of paper, Vedder told the audience, "Thank you for coming to our last show. Not our last ever, but our last in a long time."

However, the band's publicist Nicole Vandenberg told Seattle Weekly's Reverb in an email that it's nothing serious. "He says that at the end of all tours, because the tour has ended. The remark may have gotten a little lost in translation," Vandenberg explained.


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