Five years ago, LCD Soundsystem played an epic three-hour farewell show at Madison Square Garden, the making of which was captured in the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. The band’s members then all went their separate ways, with frontman James Murphy busying himself by making songs out of tennis matches, trying to modify New York City subway turnstiles into melodies, and opening a wine bar cheerfully named The Four Horsemen. Those hobbies must have gotten old pretty quick though, because the band is reuniting in full force this year, headlining Coachella and a healthy crop of other summer festivals as well as releasing a new record. Not everyone is happy about it, but although Murphy “completely understands” and is “seriously sorry” about duping fans, he’s going to go ahead and do it anyway.
Now though, with Coachella just a few weeks away, the band has decided to deny tens of thousands of dehydrated, barely clothed teenagers the drug-addled pleasure of seeing the first reunion show by a group they probably just discovered a few months ago. As Pitchfork reports, LCD Soundsystem is playing two “Back From The Dead” shows at New York’s Webster Hall this weekend, which just so happens to coincide with Easter.
Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you’ll have to enter a lottery to even get a shot at them. If it doesn’t pan out, take some solace in the fact that the shows are on March 27 and 28, respectively a Sunday and a Monday. Who wants to see one of the most legendary electronic music acts reunite in glory anyway? You’ve got work in the morning.