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22 February 2022

LCD Soundsystem Announce Philadelphia And Boston Shows

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LCD Soundsystem have announced residencies in Philadelphia and Boston this spring. The Philadelphia shows take place over four consecutive nights at Franklin Music Hall from 28-31 March The four Boston shows will take place at Roadrunner from 3-6 April.

Though LCD haven’t released an album since 2017’s highly acclaimed American Dream, the latest announcement will give fans further cause to hope that new material is imminent.

This weekend (26 February), they will be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, alongside host John Mulaney.

Frontman James Murphy is also set to DJ at a 20th anniversary celebration for DFA Records, the record label he co-founded with Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of DFA’s first releases – The Rapture’s House Of Jealous Lovers and The Juan MacLean’s By The Time I Get To Venus – and the label is planning on marking the milestone with a special event at the Knockdown Center in New York City on 26 March.

A statement from DFA reads: “It’s kind of a return to the bad-idea, over-ambitious DFA parties of yore, with 3 rooms full of DJs and bands, label family, friends old and new, fellow travellers, plus ones who wish they were at some other party, and all of you wonderful people who have supported us throughout the years.”

The band have also started to pencil in summer dates, with a European headline date confirmed at Spain’s Bilbao BBK Festival in July.

Back in October 2021, LCD Soundsystem announced their live return with a month-long residency at New York’s Brooklyn Steel. Their first gig since 2018 took place November 23 and saw the band cover Joy Division’s No Love Lost alongside hits and rarities from their back catalogue.

Though the band were initially determined to see the run through to its end, they were forced to cancel with three shows left thanks to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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