It almost seemed too good to be true when LCD Soundsystem announced a five-show residency to open the new Brooklyn Steel back in April. Five shows?! LCD?! In Brooklyn?! Tickets were not easy to get to this show, however. The site to buy tickets crashed. The resell price was hundreds of dollars online. And people were scouring Twitter as last-minute tickets were released for purchase at local Bowery Presents venues before rushing to get there and wait in an almost instantaneous line. But for those lucky enough to snatch a ticket, it was a magical rush to know that you literally had the hottest ticket in town inside your pocket.
The adrenaline at Brooklyn Steel was exhilarating. And as fans waited in the light cloud of dust from the just-finished construction inside the venue, surrounded by flyers from LCD stating that they didn’t want anyone filming the show because they wanted fans to “be present” with their music, you could just tell that something extraordinary was about to happen. The anticipation of them taking the stage was electric and overcoming. And the fact that LCD Soundsystem are from New York created such a cool, neighborhood vibe. There were playing at home. And they were playing for you and everyone else around you who suddenly felt like your new best friend.
During that five-night run LCD released two new songs from their upcoming album called “Call the Police” and “American Dream”–two songs that made their brutal hiatus make way more sense now. The wait had been worth it. Not only did they slay these two songs (which of course delivered their classic high-energy, disco-ball-worthy dance beats), but they played all their legendary hits, too. And now they’re about to do it all over again for seven shows, which will hopefully showcase even more of their highly-anticipated record.
If you’re trying to get tickets for the show, though, James Murphy wants to warn you, as scalpers of LCD’s shows have been a serious issue (not just this time around, but from their last residency, as well). He advises fans to NOT buy tickets online because he fears that most of these tickets will not be real. He’s actively trying to find a way for fans to safely and securely purchase tickets online from other people who simply bought tickets and can’t make the show, but nothing is confirmed. (All this was posted in a statement on the band’s Facebook page.) Of course James Murphy wants everyone to come to LCD’s shows, but he wants it done right and he doesn’t want anyone to get ripped off. That’s so LCD.
*For a quick refresher of their titillating new music, listen below:
June 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 24
(Tickets on Sale Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m.)
Doors 7 p.m. || Show 8 p.m.