In the wake of the May 5th release of their ‘Call The Police’ / ‘American dream’ single and May 6th Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, LCD Soundsystem now confirm details of their long-awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour.
The band today also announce details of an extensive world tour, bookended by New York residencies at Brooklyn Steel: a seven-performance run spanning June 16th-24th currently underway and a ten-show homecoming taking place over December 11th-23rd. In the intervening months, James Murphy and co. will circle the globe in a tour that includes UK headline shows in Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Glasgow’s The Barrowland Ballroom and Alexandra Palace in London.
“Hello humans,” Murphy previously said in a message to the fans on Facebook. “This is just a note to say that we’re done with the record. like, totally done with the music and mixing, just some art stuff to finish, but it’s been mastered already and the lacquers are winging their way to the pressing plant.”
Recently, LCD Soundsystem have became embroiled in a bizarre stand-off as news of album reissues emerge without the band’s consent.
It was announced earlier in the week that several of LCD Soundsystem’s albums would be reissued on vinyl by Rhino, with the first of them coming out on June 23.
LCD Soundsystem, 45:33, This Is Happening, and London Sessions were all supposed to be made available on vinyl this month – a claim the band have rejected saying they “certainly aren’t announcing shit”.
“Despite being in print for years and ready available at DFA Records,” the release says. “Rhino has announced that they are releasing vinyl reissues of LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut album, ‘45:33,’ ‘This Is Happening’ and ‘London Sessions’ — which was news to the band who issued the following statement: ‘LCD Soundsystem certainly aren’t announcing shit, as they had no idea that these were even coming out. Just buy the records from DFA [Records], like you have been able to for years.”
“The Rhino press release also describes LCD Soundsystem as ‘one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s,’” the release concluded, “so that shows how seriously anyone should take it.”