An­oth­er sign in the end of the re­united Re­place­ments came Fri­day at the Primavera Sound Festival in Bar­ce­lo­na, where Paul Westerberg said dur­ing the per­form­ance that it was the last time the band was play­ing to­gether, Pitch­fork re­port­ed.

Westerberg also re­port­ed­ly said that the band had stayed at the ho­tel in lieu of com­ing in for sound check and then smashed his gui­tar, the online music magazine also said.

The ’Mats had been mum about fu­ture plans af­ter this show. And fans had tak­en to Face­book to decipher the in­di­vid­u­al let­ters that Westerberg has been spray-paint­ing on both sides of his white T-shirts through­out the band’s spring Back by Un­popu­lar De­mand Tour.

An­oth­er sign: They did not re­sched­ule two gigs post­poned when Westerberg fell ill mid-tour.

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