Rockers Pearl Jam plan 'long' break

00:28, Jul 14 2010
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GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME: Liam Finn performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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WORK IT OUT: Liam Finn performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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DOWN THE BARREL: Liam Finn performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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FLAILING AWAY: Liam Finn performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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HARPING ON: Ben Harper performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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INNOCENT CRIMINAL: Ben Harper performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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PUT YOUR ARMS UP: Ben Harper performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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POINT AND SHOOT: Ben Harper performs before Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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LONG TIME COMING: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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PARTY TIME: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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LIT UP: Pearl Jam perform at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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CLOSE CONTACT: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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AXE ATTACK: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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LITTLE BIT OF ANGST: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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FIST PUMP: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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IN THE SHADOWS: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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AMONGST THE WAVES: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam at their Christchurch show.
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AXE ATTACK: Pearl Jam perform in Christchurch.
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HAPPY AS LARRY: Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam in Christchurch.
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RIFF RACE: Pearl Jam perform in Christchurch.

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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