Band hint they will be taking a long time off at Portuguese event

Pearl Jam told a crowd in Portugal that the band have played their “last gig” for a long time.

The band were appearing at the Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon last night (July 11) when they made their announcement, reports Blitz

Reading in Portuguese from a sheet of paper, frontman Eddie Vedder made the announcement just after the band had kicked off their set.

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

The band then continued the gig without illuminating why they are taking the break.

For the full 24-song setlist plus video footage from the show, head to