Singer Shirley Manson confirmed the million-record selling band will take an indefinite "hiatus" after the tour ends.
"We've not stopped for 10 years," the Scot said in Melbourne yesterday.
"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."
But Manson said the band do not rule out regrouping in the future.
"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."
Manson admits contemplating a solo career.
"It's something I will undoubtedly pursue at some point, but I don't think I'll ever make music with another band," Manson said.
(source: Herald Sun, garbagedisco.com forum)