We find ourselves ever more upset by the news that LCD Soundsystem will be calling it quits on April 2nd at Madison Square Garden. Consider this recently recirculating interview Murphy did with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross last year: “I’ve been on a quest for almost the length of this band to just trust my taste even when it’s pretty embarrassing,” he told NPR. “Because embarrassment is kind of an untapped rock emotion. Usually people don’t get too into embarrassment. They get into heartbreak, and cool, but they don’t get too much into just being embarrassing.” It’s this kind of deft and self-aware take on his own music that we’ve learned to depend on Murphy for–he gives better interviews, puts on better live shows, and generally just gives a fuck more than the next guy onstage. And, evidently, he has the courage to go out on top. The MSG show will be LCD Soundsystem’s last as a formal entity; tickets are on sale Friday, but the band has just announced a presale as well:
We are happy to announce that at 10.00am on Wednesday 9th February there will be a sale of a limited amount of General Admission Tickets at The Mercury Lounge Box Office 217 E. Houston, New York, NY 10022. These tickets will not carry a Ticketmaster charge. Strictly limited to two per person. First come first served!!!!!!
Ticketmaster also seems to be advertising a cryptic presale at the same time, so perhaps you won’t have to show up in person to nab tickets early:
Will this show sell out in a day? A week? In 2004, how long would it have taken LCD to sell out Madison Square Garden? 100 years?
PRESALEALOOZA! [LCD Soundsystem]