New York, they really do love you: Brooklyn’s own iconic purveyors of dance-rock, LCD Soundsystem, announced another seven-show residency at the newly-opened Brooklyn Steel earlier this week, their second of the sort in the past few months.
Back in April, the reunited band led by James Murphy opened the same venue up with a series of five shows in as many nights. Those lucky enough to snag tickets were thrilled, but many fans were left unhappy, believing there to be some kind of interference with bots, scalpers, etc. In a long Facebook statement (see below), Murphy says that, essentially, there weren’t nearly as many bots or scalpers as people thought—demand for the shows was simply just that high, and hence, the desire to play this series of more shows, to appease more fans.
This time, the residency will be SEVEN shows, spanning from 6/16 through 6/24. Murphy says, as this announcement suggests, that this is not going to be abnormal. They are going to be playing a lot in the near future. In the Facebook post:
“we’re going to be playing a LOT in the near future, so they’re certainly not worth getting on a plane for, in our opinion. it’s NOT a finite resource. it is certainly 100% not worth paying some crazy amount over face value for them. we’re playing in other places this year, a lot, and that’s likely close to wherever it is you live (unless you live far from things, which i’m sorry about—but it still wouldn’t be worth flying to these.)”
He also mentions in the Facebook post something that we’ve heard before: the new LP from the band is imminent (!) and they’re working on finalizing album art (!!!). So, I think it’s safe to expect that soon (the joy in saying this about LCD Soundsystem is overwhelming, quite frankly).
hi there again…i really just wanted to say something about these new shows in brooklyn. last time we played…
Tickets for all of the Brooklyn Steel shows go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 AM—make sure you’re on the ball if you’re a fan (which, let’s be real, we all are).