The cat made it out of the bag a couple days early. James Murphy says the LCD Soundsystem show posters that went up over the weekend were a ‘fuck up’, but confirms final show at Madison Square Garden.
LCD Soundystem posted the following official message today:
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 liquid.
if it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!
The general onsale tickets are february 11th at bowerypresents.com and ticketmaster.com. Check lcd website for fan pre-sale mid week, details posted on tuesday 8th. Bowery has announced that tickets will cost $49.50 and $35.
They hadn’t planned on announcing all that until Monday, but thanks to those pesky posters hanging all over NYC it was a done deed. In reaction to that, James posted a message earlier in the day on the DFA message board:
MESSAGE FROM JAMES MURPHY TO DFA MESSAGE BOARD:
just because of a fuck up with some posters, you’ll probably find out while i sleep down in australia (supposed to be announced on monday) that we’ll be playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and that it’ll be our last show. we’ll be retiring as this live band after that.
we’re playing with liquid liquid, and we’re playing, i think, something like 3 hours of music. stuff we’ve never played along with the music we’ve been playing for years now…. i’m really excited actually. we’ve been getting ourselves ready, and hope to play the best show of our lives.
i’m just letting you guys know so you can hear it from us, rather than some miscellaneous place. please don’t tell anyone until monday, though, if you don’t mind. come monday, tell whoever you want!
we’re working on putting aside some tickets for forum members etc. to get before the general sale, by the way–and trying to avoid the retarded ticketmaster charge that goes on the MSG tickets.
thank you guys!
Billed as LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye, this three-hour farewell performance will be the lengthiest deepest set the band has ever played.
LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye will see James Murphy and crew exiting on top and on their own terms. They sound liek pretty awesome, terms, too. The show will see the LCD core live band of Murphy, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Gavin Russom, Tyler Pope and Matt Thornley augmented by a choir, string and horn sections plus contributions and collaborations from both one-time-only special guests and many of the musicians with whom the band has worked over the years.
NYC post-rock pioneers Liquid Liquid will open the show. Further details and special guests will be announced, but I’ll bet a nickel that there will also be a surprise or two left unannounced.