Calvin Harris gives up performing live for good

Producer confirms he's staying behind the scenes from now on

Calvin Harris has announced that he will never sing live again.

The producer, who has released two album albums – 2007’s ‘I Created Disco’ and 2009’s ‘Ready For The Weekend’ – says he has no plans to perform again despite being a fixture on the UK live and festival scenes for the past few years.

“I’ve stopped the live shows,” he told Australia’s Herald Sun. “I’m not a singer, I’m not trained. Taking it onto the stage in front of people was terrifying. I got much, much better at it but I never lost the terror.”

He added: “Looking after your voice on tour is such a priority and such a nightmare. If I had a night out the night before a show it’d be awful and I’d feel for the audience. I’ll do some studio singing for sure, but never live. It’s not worth the risk for anyone, for the people in the audience or me, my pride.”

Harris confirmed that he will concentrate on DJing and work behind the scenes with other artists.

“I’m going to focus more on production and DJing and zero percent of my time will go on singing,” he said. “I’ll do tracks with people who can sing well – proper artists, proper performers.”