Now that LCD Soundsystem is back on the touring circuit, they’re kind of the Dave Chappelle of dance rock— they disappeared at the height of their game, reemerged with a surprise show and these days are pretty easy to catch live (we caught them at Panorama last year), but there’s still some residual mystique that makes doing so feel kinda special. (Just witness all the hoopla over Chappelle’s recent appearance with Chris Rock.) And so it’s with some fanfare that Brooklyn Steel announced, today, that it will open with five LCD shows, April 6 to 11.
In case you’ve been too busy mourning the loss of venues like Shea Stadium (which has absolutely crushed its Kickstarter goal, having raised about $84,000 as of this posting), Brooklyn Steel is the forthcoming 20,000-square-foot, 1,800-person-capacity venue from The Bowery Presents, the behemoth that runs Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Terminal 5, Rough Trade, and Mercury Lounge. Their conversion of a former East Williamsburg fabrication plant seems to be coming along nicely, if this recently posted time-lapse video is any indicator.
And they’ve got a slew of shows lined up, including Pixies, Chairlift, Animal Collective, Real Estate, PJ Harvey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Goldfrapp, The Cult, and, er… Squirrel Nut Zippers?
The LCD shows, priced at $59.95 with a strict two-ticket limit, go on sale this Thursday, March 30. Expect the band to play some cuts off of Sound of Silver, which turned 10 this month, and who knows, maybe even some new songs— back in January, James Murphy said a new album would be “done soon.”