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05 March 2022

LCD Soundsystem Announce Summer Residency At London’s O2 Brixton Academy

LCD Soundystem Brixton Academy Residency
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LCD Soundsystem have announced details of a London residency this summer at the O2 Brixton Academy.

It’s being held to celebrate the “platinum” 20th anniversary of the first time they performed live in London in 2002 at Arthur Baker’s ‘Return To New York’ and Erol Alkan‘s ‘Trash’ parties.

The O2 Brixton Academy run – set to take place on June 29 and July 1-3 – will be LCD Soundsystem’s first UK shows in over four years, and their only headline dates in 2022. It follows on from their 2021 residency at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel.

Tickets for the Brixton Academy gigs go on sale at 10am on March 10. Pre-registration for the tickets is open now from here.

LCD Soundsystem teased the live announcement earlier this week by displaying logos of the band’s record label, DFA Records, in London along with slogans reading “you are here”.

The lightning bolt logo belongs to DFA, the label co-founded by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, and was the same image (and accompanying phrase) that was used to provide hints about the band’s Brooklyn Steel shows in NYC last year. The Brooklyn residency news arrived only months after Murphy said that LCD were “on a full hiatus”.

“You are here” was also a nod to lyrics from the band’s 2002 debut single ‘Losing My Edge’, which featured on the CD version of their debut self-titled album released in 2005. Lyrics in the song include: “I was there in 1968 / I was there at the first Can show in Cologne.”

Prior to their Brixton Academy announcement, the band recently also confirmed a series of concert residencies in Philadelphia and Boston that kick off next month. James Murphy’s team will perform four shows at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia from 28-31 March, followed by four shows at new Boston venue Roadrunner from 3-5 April. The two sets of shows will mark the band’s first live dates of 2022.

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