After nearly ten years of banging out epic tunes and mixing music that gets crowds on their feet and keeps them there, LCD Soundsytem is calling it quits. The grungy, gritty, disco-y, dance-y, hipster-y, indie-y, electronic-y, anything it wants to be-y, rocking band project of musician/DJ/producer James Murphy has announced that: "lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on."
Fortunately, for the lucky few who will be able to beat the internet traffic to purchase tickets on ticketmaster and bowerypresents this week (official on-sale on Friday, February 11, at 11am, pre-sale details to appear on LCD's website and pitchfork sometime before then), LCD promises to play for nearly three hours, and will even surprise fans with never before heard "stuff."
Some of my favorite LCD Soundsystem songs (to name a few):
Dance Yrself Clean
I Can Change
New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down
Daft Punk is Playing at My House
(btw, how awesome would it be if, like they did when Phoenix played MSG last October, Daft Punk mysteriously shows up at MSG on April 2 as James Murphy, quite literally, brings down the house...?!)
You can bet I'll be anxiously hitting the refresh button on my computer to score tickets to the Saturday, April 2, 2011 show at Madison Square Garden. Assuming I'm successful, look for a follow-up post on or about April 3.
UPDATE: As the MSG show general sale tickets sold out in less than five minutes, apparently mostly to "scumbag scalpers," as James Murphy so delicately referred to them in this awesome rant, LCD Soundsystem added four more shows at Terminal 5! Tickets for the added shows on March 28, 29, 30 and 31 will go on sale Tuesday, February 22. To circumvent scalpers, there is a two ticket per-person limit and you must be prepared to show I.D. on the day of the show to pickup your tickets.