It's been a short but thrilling ride for LCD Soundsystem. Formed in 2002, they've been rocking my noggin since dropping their fantastic first single, "Losing My Edge." I clearly remember watching one of their earliest gigs, when they opened for The Rapture at the Bowery Ballroom, and they blew the room apart. To this day, one of the best live shows I've ever been to was LCD Soundsystem's "Sound of Silver" tour stop at Studio B in Brooklyn. And then there was last year's Music Hall of Williamsburg show, where the band kicked off their "This Is Happening" tour in truly magnificent style.
Sadly, LCD Soundsystem will play their final show ever on Saturday, April 2nd at New York's Madison Square Garden. I'm sure the show will be a huge triumph, but it will also mark the ending to a truly excellent band.
Here's the official statement from the band:
good people of earth:
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. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours–playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang. and we’d like you to be there.
if you would, we’d love it if people all came in white. or black. or black and white. and come ready to have fun, please. and come early, as the festivities will be opened by our favorites, liquid liquid. yes: liquid
if it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!
general onsale february 11th at bowerypresents.com and ticketmaster.com. check lcd website and pitchfork for fan pre-sale mid week, details posted on tuesday 8th.