Fans of Toronto indie favourite Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) had better catch the quirky singer-songwriter live this summer, because the next chance might not come for a long while. Exactly what Pallett will be doing come autumn is a bit of mystery, but what he's up to this summer definitely isn't.
A typically busy indie musician, Pallett has ten shows scheduled around central Canada this summer playing alongside some pretty swanky artists. Known the world over as the Arcade Fire's special guest, Final Fantasy will trade in that position and instead grace the same stage as Xiu Xiu, Great Lake Swimmers, and Stars.
While most artists are content to support their debut long-player for a few years (Pallett's Has a Good Home came out this past February), Final Fantasy already has plans for two new 7"s. The four-song Young Canadian Mothers and three-song The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation will both see light this summer.
For more information on the upcoming Final Fantasy 7"s, and a possible explanation of Pallett's fall disappearance, go to finalfantasyeternal.com.
Catch Final Fantasy÷ this could be your last chance for a long, long time:
June 25, Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery
June 26, Brantford, ON - The Ford Plant
July 7, Kingston, ON - Elixir
July 8, Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
July 9, Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
July 14, Guelph, ON - E-Bar
July 15, Windsor, ON - Phog
July 16, Peterborough, ON - The Blue Room
July 21, London, ON - The Last Drop
July 22, Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt