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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM EXTENDS THE LONG GOODBYE


“Fuck you, scalpers”–James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem has confirmed a run of four shows at New York City’s Terminal 5 to precede its instantly sold out April 2 Long Goodbye farewell event at Madison Square Garden.

The Terminal 5 dates will take place March 28, 29, 30 and 31 and were booked with the intent of making sure every LCD fan possible will have his/her chance bid the band adieu-as well as deflating the prices of tickets being scalped for the MSG show (despite the band’s best efforts to keep these tickets off the secondary market, which included a no-surcharge presale earlier this week).

Reached for comment, LCD’s James Murphy said (in part), “… We were more than taken aback and surprised about the speed of ticket sales for the April 2nd MSG gig, as well as the effectiveness of scalper pieces of fucking shit at getting their hands on said tickets before fans could, and it’s knocked us on our asses… We never dreamed some shitbags would try to get THOUSANDS for our show. It’s insane…

So to the point. You can’t make everyone happy… But we’ve come up with the best solution I can think of, as quickly as possible so as to deflate the market for those scalping scumfucks: We’re going to play 4 shows at Terminal 5 in NYC leading up to the MSG show, and they will include most if not all of the songs we play at MSG. The farewell run-up to the last dance… OBVIOUSLY we’re going to look seriously at the way we sell these tickets… (though it’ll take a minute to get folks in the door)…

We’re announcing all the shows at once, and if they don’t sell out, I don’t care. I just want to give people who actually want to see us a chance to see us. For a reasonable ticket price. And I want to drop the price of the MSG tickets being sold by piece of shit scalpers.

Oh, and a small thing to scalpers: ‘It’s legal’ is what people say when they don’t have ethics. The law is there to set the LIMIT of what is PUNISHABLE (aka where the state needs to intervene) but we are supposed to have ethics, and that should be the primary guiding force in our actions…

And to everyone else: Thank you. You rule. Don’t let the shitbags win.”

(For James’ statement in full, go to LCDSoundsystem.com)