Friday afternoon to Sunday night is usually the dead zone for the news, but earlier today LCD Soundsystem announced its final show via its web site:
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.
Well, there you go. In case Mr. Murphy and co.’s concise message was a bit much for your already-weeping heart, here’s the summary:
- LCD Soundsystem is Audi.
- Last show is at MSG on 4/2.
- Presale, 2/8, general sale 2/11.
- Wear B&W.
- And come early to see Liquid, Liquid!
Brooklyn Vegan reports that Murphy posted on the DFA forum that the announcement was supposed to be made on Monday, but got pushed up to today when show posters prematurely went up across New York City.
See, New York? He loves you in spite of how you keep bringing him down.