LCD Soundsystem to play first reunion shows this weekend

It will be the band's first gigs in five years

LCD Soundsystem have announced that they will play their first shows in five years this coming Easter weekend.

The James Murphy-led band recently announced that they will reunite this year, having originally split in 2011. They were already scheduled to play a series of gigs, including a headline slot at Coachella festival, but now they have announced warm-up shows, what will be their first live outings since reuniting.

The band will play New York’s Webster Hall on Sunday and Monday (March 27 and 28). “LCD Soundsystem will rise from the dead this Easter Sunday,” a poster posted to Twitter reads. See that below.

Following new live dates and promises of new music, it has been reported that the band have inked a deal with Columbia.

LCD Soundsystem released their last album, 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’, via their own DFA Records, via Virgin and Parlophone.

James Murphy previously issued a lengthy statement explaining how the band came to reform, the thought process behind the reformation and confirmation that they will also release a new album in addition to the live dates.

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The statement read: “We’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us).”

The band will also headline Lovebox in London this year, LCD Soundsystem’s first UK date since announcing their reunion. The New York band will also be appearing at Coachella in the US and Spanish festival Primavera.

LCD Soundsystem released their first new music in five years over Christmas.