Published Sep 15, 2010They were the number one band in North America when their third album, The Suburbs, dropped earlier this year, and there's little doubt that Arcade Fire are one of the most popular indie bands in the entire world. Despite this success, however, the band have admitted that they have an expiration date.
Pitchfork recently posted a quote from Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler which appears in the print edition of Spin's cover story on the group. In the brief quote, Butler instils fear in his fans by suggesting that his band's anthemic pop will eventually come to an end. "I can't see myself doing this 10 years from now. We've been a band now as long as the Beatles, and pop music is a young man's game," he said.
While this is certainly not a definitive break-up statement, Butler is suggesting that we won't be watching the Arcade Fire at a Cheers nightclub in 2025. That's obviously a good thing, but it also means you should enjoy them while you still can. Arcade Fire's upcoming tour dates are available here.