LCD Soundsystem to Retire After Madison Square Garden Show in April
New York dance-rock band LCD Soundystem have announced that they will retire after playing one final concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2010.
The band made the announcement Saturday via a statement on their official website: "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 it's a funeral, let's have the best funeral ever!!!," the statement concluded.
The band also announced that post-punk/disco band Liquid Liquid will open the concert and requested that fans wear all black and white attire to the event.
LCD frontman James Murphy composed the soundtrack for Noah Baumbach's Ben Stiller-starrer, Greenberg. He is also co-founder of DFA Records, the label behind electro-dance bands Hot Chip, the Juan Maclean and YACHT.
The band was a favorite at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, working its way from the dance tents on its first few appearances to a blistering set on the main stage last year.
DJ-taste maker Jason Bentley of Los Angeles' KCRW radio station also put the band's Nov. 24 "Morning Becomes Eclectic" performance at the top of his "best of" in-studio performance list of 2010.
Additional reporting by Sofia M. Fernandez.