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LCD Soundsystem Makes a Grand Return

The legends are set to add a new chapter

LCD Soundsystem is returning with their first studio album in seven years, American Dream. The band made the announcement on Facebook, saying, “This is just a note to say that we’re done with the record. Like, totally done with the music and mixing.”

Upon the release of their last album in 2010, lead singer James Murphy made a statement saying this would be the band’s last album. In February of 2011, LCD Soundsystem announced on its website that it would be playing its last show ever on April 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Since their disbandment there have been countless rumors of the band getting back together, all of which were squashed until 2016. In 2016 the band played several shows, including the May 6th episode of Saturday Night Live’s 42nd season, and announced they would be releasing their fourth studio album.

American Dream will be released on September 1st through Columbia Records and DFA Records. The album is highly anticipated, as many LCD Soundsystem fans thought they may never hear new music from the band again. In their Facebook post, Murphy went on to say,

“I’ve been wrangling the fastest route between final mix and record release for the past few weeks so that there isn’t such a lag, and I think it’ll be soon…Sorry it took so long, honestly. I didn’t think it would, but I, once again, underestimated the distractions inherent in touring and living a “life.”

Toward the end of the post, he wrapped up saying,

“This will be the last record at the original DFA Studios, as we’re closing that down after the building was sold, so there’s a lot to digest for me. I’ve been there nearly 20 years now, and I wasn’t a particularly young man when it opened, so there’s that. Anyway, be well, thank you for (your) patience.”

Despite disbanding, and almost a decade since they made any new music, LCD Soundsystem continues to maintain a strong following. This speaks to the greatness of their artistry and the work they have produced.

The band’s current tour runs  through December of this year.

LCD Soundsystem OnTour

06-23-24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

07-12 Ottawa, Ontario – RBC Bluesfest

07-14-15-16 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

07-14 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07-23 Byron Bay, NSW Australia – Splendour in the Grass

07-28-29-30 Yuzawa, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

08-26 – Monterrey, Mexico – Hellow Festival

09-08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

09-11-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

09-13-14 Paris, France – L’Olympia

09-16-17 Manchester, England – The Warehouse Project

09-19 Glasgow, Scotland – The Barrowland Ballroom

09-22 London, England – Alexandra Palace

10-17 Washington, DC – The Anthem

10-21-22 Atlanta, Georgia – Coca Cola Roxy Theatre

10-25 Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center Theater

10-27 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

10-30 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

10-31 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater

11-03 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre

11-09 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium

11-11 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center

11-14 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

11-17-18-19-20-21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

12-02 Montréal, Québec – QC Place Bell Arena

12-03 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre

12-05-06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

12-08 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena

12-11-12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

12-14-15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

12-17-18-19 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

12-21-22-23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

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