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LCD Soundsystem @ Webster Hall in April (more by Ryan Muir)
LCD Soundsystem

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!!!

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.

They hadn't planned on announcing all that until Monday, but then they found out that the show was already announced thanks to posters hanging all over NYC. In reaction to that, James posted a message earlier in the day on the DFA message board:

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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!

hearts,
james

I guess he later changed his mind about the "please don't tell anyone until monday" part. Pictures of the posters in question, and the list of dates that currently has the band down in Australia, HERE.

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Comments (38)

thought you were implying that it really wasn't there last show. oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 3:39 PM

Sounds good but I already have Mumford & Sons tix that night. Shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 3:44 PM

i am ready to party.

saw liquid liquid a year or so ago. should be fun as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 3:45 PM

"thought you were implying that it really wasn't there last show. oh well."

to avoid confusion, i just changed the headline from "confirms Madison Square Garden show" to "confirms final show at Madison Square Garden".

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 5, 2011 3:45 PM

No final show will be at NorthSix.....then at my house my house.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 3:57 PM

I heard he as starting a super group called Hummus Express Machine.

Posted by Bubbles the Chimp | February 5, 2011 4:03 PM

You mean Machine Express Hummus. MEH for short. See what I did there?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 4:23 PM

Mumford & Sons fans foiled their plans!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 4:27 PM

I need to see them once before I die

Posted by Nick Young | February 5, 2011 5:37 PM

Mumford & Hummus fans foiled their plans!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 5:38 PM

let's put the white/black dress code to good use:

wear White if you are single

wear Black if you are in relationship

everyone's hooking up on april 2nd at msg.

Posted by drunk boy | February 5, 2011 5:49 PM

Mumford & Sons fans will wear red.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 6:09 PM

i was there

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 6:10 PM

I am wondering if people think from that statement that LCD is actually performing for 3 hours. The whole show with openers is 3 hours. I highly doubt that LCD Soundsystem itself is actually playing for 3 hours

Also, I have seen most of their shows in the city since they started. Curious as to what songs they will be performing that they never have because I am pretty sure I have heard all of them live. Does this mean a ton of unreleased stuff?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 6:54 PM

you haven't heard "too much love" or "great release" or "never as tired as when i'm waking up".. i'm sure there's more..

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 7:07 PM

I believe i have heard them play Too Much Love. The other 2 I can probably live with not hearing rather than hear it sound like shit in the Garden.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 7:12 PM

i'm so bored of all of you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 7:22 PM

LOL some1 losin they job over that.

Posted by tvshack | February 5, 2011 8:11 PM

how much for tix?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 9:13 PM

I know the billing company that has the poster campaign. They didn't put that up, they didn't have the bills til today. It was either someone related to the band or label. That said the real posters look much nicer than that and well be on the street this week

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 9:19 PM

45:33 in its entirety

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 11:10 PM

setlist request:

1st song (don't care)
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2nd to last song (don't care)

final song ever played by them - "all my friends"

thanks,
your fans

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 12:51 AM

No, final song: "when someone great is gone"

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 1:26 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emyfIBXdSfE >>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re8suAWp47g&feature=related

don't get me wrong, "someone great" is a lovely song... but they should finish with the best thing he ever composed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 1:43 AM

james murphy is a chump, i will never understand the appeal of this bullshit, and anyone who thinks that this is his real last show ever is fucking retarded. the $ he brings in w/LCD is staggering.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 4:26 AM

what's the over/under for how many years before they can do their 'reunion' without pissing off the people who will shell out $50+ for nosebleeds at MSG? 5 years?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 10:47 AM

So glad this is not at T5...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 11:09 AM

james murphy is a chump, i will never understand the appeal of this bullshit, and anyone who thinks that this is his real last show ever is fucking retarded. the $ he brings in w/LCD is staggering.

Posted by الملتقى العربي | February 6, 2011 11:14 AM

Hummus and Sons

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 1:59 PM

Holy false hope...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 5:17 PM

Waiting for the 'cooler then you' folks that worship LCD to defend spending $50-$100 to go to MSG to see them as tiny little specks as they dance in their 5 inches of allotted free seat space.

Enjoy an $8 beer for me, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 6:11 PM

People bitch about MSGs 8 dollar beers, but they're fucking huge

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 9:15 PM

This is true.... those are some big beers

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 7, 2011 10:17 AM

Damn Cut Copy is that night too...

Posted by GW | February 7, 2011 11:20 AM

Which I could see him in Houston.

Posted by texasrealtypros.com | February 8, 2011 11:28 PM

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