'We're kind of in our prime right now' the frontman says
Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler has said he has no plans for retirement, and that the band are in their “prime” right now.
Comparing himself to LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, who disbanded his band at the age of 34, Butler, aged 40, said he has no similar plans.
Butler was speaking to Canadian sports talk show Melnick in the Afternoon to promote the upcoming Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game, which he organises each year with his brother Will.
Commenting on the band’s future plans, he said: “I never want to put out something that’s not great. This last tour we did is the best, it’s the best shows we’ve ever played, so I feel like we’re kind of right in our prime right now — so I’m not really thinking about retirement yet ’cause we’re kind of like firing on all cylinders at this point.”
Arcade Fire recently wrapped their ‘Reflektor’ world tour. Earlier this summer, Win Butler hinted that the band could return to the studio following their current tour while the band’s Will Butler recently played his own solo gig in New York.
Earlier this month, the band’s Richard Reed Parry announced two solo shows in London.