James Murphy has updated fans on the status of LCD Soundsystem.
In a post to Facebook, he explains the reasoning behind their recent residency agreements – which come to London later this year – their appearance on Saturday Night Live, and their upcoming 20th anniversary.
Speaking about the traditional touring schedule, he explains: “You invest so much time, energy, and cost into ‘getting ready’, that you wind up touring for ages just to make it worthwhile… then you need a big break again. then you are reluctant to start all over again. it’s a cycle.
“We really wanted to stop living like that, so we talked about just playing some shows in new york, since most of us live here, and not making it too big of a deal.
“like, just playing because we like it, and because we like one another. just be a new york band for a bit. and maybe we’ll do something like that every year. just stay in shape, if that makes sense. and just make records along the way. maybe just singles for a while, so there isn’t some ‘album panic’ etc.
“It was great to play those shows, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the shows we’re playing this year. it’s not overwhelming, so i can work on new music and we can all be human beings. maybe we’ll just play other places next year, moving around to cities we like to play, where we’re wanted, etc.”
You can read the full update here.
LCD Soundsystem will perform four shows at O2 Academy Brixton, from 29th June to 3rd July, in celebration of their platinum anniversary.
The dates mark the twentieth anniversary year of the band’s first-ever live shows which took place in London in 2002 at Arthur Baker’s “Return To New York” and Erol Alkan’s “Trash” parties.
Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 11th March.