LCD Soundsystem devotees hoped that this day would never come, despite the fact that This Is Happening and last year’s tour were all but certain to be the band’s final musical endeavors. Over the weekend, however, frontman James Murphy announced that the group would be playing its last show ever at Madison Square Garden on April 2.
“We are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on,” Murphy announced on his website. “if it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!” The MSG show will recap an illustrious decade-long career for the New York dance-punk outfit, who seem quite content to go on out at the height of their career.
News about the band’s last hurrah did not come a surprise, as Murphy had made it clear for more than a year that LCD Soundsystem would call it quits after their 2010 work. “It just [seems] perfect,” Murphy told BBC Radio personality Zane Lowe last March. “We’ll make this the last record and we’ll do exactly what we want and go out happy.”
Tickets go onsale Feb. 11 at bowerypresents.com and Ticketmaster.com. News regarding fan pre-sale tickets will be revealed on LCDSoundsystem.com and via Pitchfork tomorrow, Feb. 8.