During The Replacements’ performance at Primavera Sound today, Paul Westerberg announced that this would be he final time band would play together. After saying that the band stayed at the hotel instead of going for sound check, it has also said “lazy bastards to the end” and smashed his guitar.
During the band’s reunion tour over the pat two months, Weaterberg has worn a t-shirt every night with spray-painted letters on the front and back, spelling out two sentences on both sides. Fans who have been following the tour have pieced together the sentences on the Facebook page, Paul’s Shirt, and according to it, the message says: “I have always loved you. Now I must whore my past.”
Billboard reported last month that the reunited band has made seven or eight songs over the course of two recording sessions. “It’s just a question of what the band wants to ultimately do with them,” Darren Hill, the band’s co-manager said.
In a more recent article from Billboard, a source is cited that their reunion could be short-lived and the band announced that they were canceling two make-up shows that were planned for next month.