LCD Soundsystem, witty dance-punk pioneers, announced plans today for their second breakup in six years, according to sources close to frontman  James Murphy. The multi-night event will take place over 31 nights this coming December and will be chronicled in an upcoming documentary The Long as Fuck Goodbye. The news comes in the form of another long Facebook post to fans, but it might have raised more questions and enraged more fans than intended. An excerpt reads:

“first things first, let’s end this thing with some clarity. For just one more night until the next time, we (james (me) and others (maybe)) will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours or however long I rent the venue for– playing stuff we’ve never played before or just winging it. We’re doing this. This is it. This is happening (again).”

The remainder of the 28 page post (we printed it out — big mistake) read more like a rant on the state of the music industry, a defense of American prog-rock (why???) and a few half-baked poems he probably forgot to delete.

In a statement released shortly thereafter by James’ publicist, explained that LCD gave it up initially because the group was afraid of releasing “sub-par” material.  “You see bands hit their peak, and then they begin to move slowly downhill – where they generally tend to release their worst material,” he said. “We called it in 2011, and that came from a genuine place. it really did. Of course – this is all for my ego now.” In the same press release, plans were also detailed for an upcoming documentary The Long as Fuck Goodbye, which will be directed by Martin Scorsese.

Murphy’s post continued, adding that the decision to break up LCD Soundsystem again was for a “Variety of other reasons” but mentioned the substantial amount of tickets that would sell for another“final” as the icing on the cake.“Listen, when we announced the last show in New York, we sold out Madison Square Garden in minutes,” Murphy wrote. “I feel like we can’t pass on the possibility of another opportunity like that.”

The news comes just 18 months after their controversial and highly publicized reunion, which included a lineup of sold out shows in New York, festival appearances around the country and an album of new material titled American Dream.  Murphy’s recent comments have led to more questions about the future of the band and even hinted at more “breakups” in the future. “Of course we’ll do it again,” he said in one interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

When reached for comment, the band’s record label DFA had this to say:

“Fuck him.”

 

LCD Soundsystem final-final shows:

12/1/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/2/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/3/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/4/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/5/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/6/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/7/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/8/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/9/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/10/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/11/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/12/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/13/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/14/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/15/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/16/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/17/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/18/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/19/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/20/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/21/17 – Brooklyn Steel

12/22/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/23/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/24/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/25/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/26/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/27/17 – Daft Punk’s house

12/28/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/29/17 – Madison Square Garden

12/30/17 Madison Square Garden

12/31/17– Madison Square Garden

 

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