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Extra dates added to LCD Soundsystem’s 20th anniversary residency in London

The ‘Platinum Anniversary’ shows nod to the band's debut 2002 performances in London

By Charlotte Krol

LCD Soundsystem press shot, 2017
LCD Soundsystem reunited in 2017 for 'American Dream'. (Photo: Press)

LCD Soundsystem have added two more dates to their O2 Academy Brixton residency shows.

The New York band’s London run will now take place from June 27-29 and then July 1-3 (the extra dates are June 27-28). Tickets are available to buy here.

New dates have been added presumably due to high demand. Some ticketing websites have listed the original dates as having “limited availability”.

The band’s ‘Platinum Anniversary’ shows are held at London’s O2 Academy Brixton from June 27-July 3. The residency is a nod to the group’s debut live shows, which took place at Arthur Baker’s ‘Return To New York’ and Erol Alkan’s ‘Trash’ parties in London in 2002.

LCD Soundsystem‘s residency will mark their first UK gigs in more than four years, as well as their only European headline dates this year. The group’s London run follows their 2021 residency at NYC’s Brooklyn Steele and their recently announced residencies at Boston’s Roadrunner (April 3-6) and Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall (March 28-31). 

News of the London residency was teased last week with projections around the city. The logo of DFA Records, the label founded and run by LCD mastermind James Murphy, appeared at prominent locations across the English capital, along with the message “you are here”.

The enigmatic projections appeared to be a reference to the electronic outfit’s 2002 breakthrough single, ‘Losing My Edge’, on which Murphy satirically skewers indie rock posers, reeling off a list of momentous moments in music history and repeatedly claiming “I was there”.

Meanwhile, the group returned to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time since 2017 last Saturday (February 26), dusting off two of their oldest tracks for the occasion: ‘Thrills’ and ‘Yr City’s a Sucker’.

They also appeared as a group of Guardian Angels during the ‘Subway Churro’ sketch alongside the evening’s host, John Mulaney.

It marked the second time in three months that LCD have shown off their comedy chops; in December, they released ‘The LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special’, a blend of live performances and skits, with the latter starring the likes of Eric Wareheim and Macaulay Culkin as bandmembers.