LCD Soundsystem Announces 20-Show Brooklyn Steel Residency For Late 2021
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LCD Soundsystem, which announced a 2021 Brooklyn Steel residency on Friday, performs at London’s Lovebox Festival in 2016.
New York dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem announced its first shows – all at the Brooklyn club Brooklyn Steel – in more than three years on Friday.
From November 23 to December 21, LCD Soundsystem will play 20 shows at Brooklyn Steel, launching another residency at the venue where they opened with a five-night residency in 2017.
In fact, in 2017, LCD Soundsystem staged three residencies – in April, June and December – at Brooklyn Steel for a total of 22 shows. The first residency sold 7,703 tickets and grossed $458,329, while the second sold 12,290 tickets and grossed $731,255 over seven shows.
While members of LCD Soundsystem, including frontman James Murphy, regularly DJ in New York and elsewhere, November’s Brooklyn Steel shows will be the band’s first in the city since 2017.
Following its five-year hiatus – originally billed as a breakup in 2011 – LCD Soundsystem toured relentlessly from 2016 to 2018. The band headlined festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo, as well as a slew of its own hard-ticket dates. Two of its most recent shows, at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in May 2018, sold 32,829 tickets and grossed $2.4 million.
Other recent box office highlights include a three-night 2018 stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., that grossed $1.26 million; a two-night 2016 run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., that grossed $1.06 million; and a two-night stand at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., that grossed $718,662.
LCD Soundsystem’s “final” concert, held at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April 2011, spawned a documentary (“Shut Up And Play The Hits”) and a live album (The Long Goodbye) and grossed $627,191 from 13,297 sold tickets.
The band released its comeback album, American Dream, in 2017, which was subsequently nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammys and took home the show’s Best Dance Recording trophy for the song “Tonite.”
LCD Soundsystem will play Brooklyn Steel Nov. 23-24 and 29-30 and Dec. 1, 3-5, 7-9, 11-13, 15-17 and 19-21. Tickets for the shows go onsale to the general public on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. ET.