Garbage split rumours grow

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Shirley Manson said they're planning a “hiatus”

Garbage have further fuelled rumours they are to split after singer Shirley Manson said the band will take an indefinite “hiatus” after their world tour ends.

As reported by NME.COM last month, Garbage pulled out of next month’s UK and European tour saying they had “overextended themselves”. As a result, the tour will now end in September in Australia.

Speaking in Australia, Manson explained further. She revealed: “We’ve not stopped for ten years. We always swore if it wasn’t 100 per cent fun we’d stop it. So that’s what we’ve decided to do. It was important for us to say ‘We’re tired, this is becoming hard, we should stop right now’. It’s something we all felt was the right move. We discussed it in an adult fashion over dinner one day and since then a burden has been lifted from everybody and our live shows have been incredible.”

She continued: “Things feel really positive in the band, which makes it a good time to take a break. We just feel we’ve reached the end of our tether in terms of our touring cycle. I’m tired and I feel my life is out of control to a certain degree. I just need to get home. The rest of the band feels the same. As the life of a band continues you start to reassess your life and the role music plays in it. I don’t think we feel Garbage will ever be completely over. It’s part of our lives, we still all get on well and love each other. We’re taking a hiatus, I don’t know if we’re calling it a day.”

The final show on the tour is set for October 1 in Perth. The band are on the road supporting their fourth studio album ‘Bleed Like Me’.