Arcade Fire arranger and classical pop auteur Owen Pallett confirms to Portland House he will no longer be touring solo material after 2015 with his last confirmed UK performances coming this summer.

Pallett, due to play a short run of UK headline shows before appearances at London's Field Day and Brecon's Green Man Festival, says the decision has given him a sense of freedom.

"I had a wonderful moment last March when I realised that I didn’t want to play the violin onstage any more

"2015 is my last year of touring, it's extremely liberating."

Owen continued to reveal he is currently in the process of writing new music of which he feels he has no duty to perform live.

"The new music I'm writing, I have no intention on touring

"the songs I’m writing these days have a responsibility to no one."

Having toured albums for well over a decade both as Owen Pallett and under his former moniker Final Fantasy, his prowess for talented and intelligent song writing has always evolved into stage performances of the compelling and enchanting.

Since emerging from the iconic Canadian indie music scene of the early 2000's Owen has arranged award winning albums, scored two films, been nominated for an Oscar and played some of the biggest headline stages in the world with Arcade Fire.

Portland House will be the venue of Owen's last confirmed solo headline show in the UK on Wednesday June 3rd 2015. 

Comment