For most artists, live performances are very important. In fact there may be two different kinds of artists:
- Those who prefer to create (write songs & produce an album), and
- those who prefer to perform their music live.
If you’re a band, then you may even have some members who belong in the first category, while others will belong in the second one. In the end it doesn't matter into what category you personally belong, as long as you will understand that in 99% of all cases the creating of your product (the music itself) will be way more important than any live performances. Everything single musician and every single music expert out there will tell you the opposive, and following their recommendations will be the biggest mistake you can ever make.