PJ Harvey Quits the Stage

Published: 2004-12-20
Last Friday night (December 17th) at a performance in Paris, France, respected musician PJ Harvey announced that she will no longer play live. According to a report on NME.com, while on stage playing for 350 competition winners Harvey simply said: "This is the last show I will ever play". Whether or not the 35-year-old singer's retirement from the stage will hold strong for the rest of her life is another matter completely.

The last gig that the British artist played in Canada was back on October 30th in Vancouver, British Columbia in support of her most recent disc 'Uh Huh Her'. The album is Harvey's seventh studio-album, and the follow-up to the Mercury Prize winning record 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' (released 2000).

Harvey's decision to step down from the stage wasn't the only historical music event that took place at the Paris concert this past Friday. Also on the night's bill to play for the 350 competition winners were problem-plagued rockers The Libertines. The set the band played - minus co-frontman Peter Doherty - on December 17th is likely to be The Libertines' last ever show (unless of course, things turn around?).

Although many musicians have announced their retirement from the stage, many - like Davie Bowie and never-ending-farewell-tour queen Cher - have also gone back to eat their words. On the other hand, The Beatles actually did stop.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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