Adios, 'Mats? Westerberg reportedly says Replacements are done


The Replacements have wrapped up their "Back by Unpopular Demand" reunion tour. And they may not be back again.

According to the website Pitchfork, Paul Westerberg said onstage that Friday's show would be the last time the band plays together.

The Replacements were performing at the Primavera Sound music festival in Barcelona.

Billboard cited "a source with knowledge of the situation" in suggesting in a May 27 story that the band's reunion is ending.

But another unidentified source in the same story thinks the Replacements will only be "taking a break."

Billboard notes the band's recent announcement that it will not make up shows that were canceled in Pittsburgh and Columbus.

Spelling it out

Last show or not, Friday's performance concluded another intrigue that ran through the Unpopular Demand tour.

Westerberg's standard attire during each concert included a plain white T-shirt with a single letter painted on it – a different letter for each show.

Naturally, fans have been piecing together the message Westerberg is sending, giving rise to a Facebook page, Paul's Shirt.

Our money was on "Paul is Dead," but no. Facebookers say Westerberg's shirts spelled out:

I Have Always Loved You, Now I Must Whore My Past

Earlier this week, the Replacements gained rave reviews for their two shows in London – their first UK performances in 24 years, NME says.

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