Rockers Pearl Jam plan 'long' break

Last updated 12:11 14/07/2010

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Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder says the popular grunge act have played their last show for a "long time".

The rockers, who toured New Zealand late last year, were performing at the Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon when Vedder made the announcement, NME reported.

Near the beginning of their set, Vedder read from a sheet of paper in Portugese and said the band would be going on hiatus, the website for the British music magazine said.

"Thank you for coming to our last show," he told the crowd. "Not our last ever, but our last in a long time."

No Pearl Jam tours have been scheduled for the rest of 2010 or 2011, and the band's drummer Matt Cameron is rejoining Soundgarden for their upcoming reunion shows.

Pearl Jam released their last album, Backspacer, was released in 2009.

* Watch footage from the concert below.

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