Gather lit­tle disco chil­dren: LCD re­turn

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Louise Bru­ton


Each gen­er­a­tion has its band. The Rolling Stones. Abba. Queen. Blur. But as years go on, each gen­er­a­tion splits and and its defin­ing band will be to­tally dif­fer­ent to the same per­son that sat be­side them all the way through sec­ondary school.

Play LCD Soundsys­tem’s All My Friends and you will get one frac­tion of a gen­er­a­tion go­ing ab­so­lutely nuts. Play The Fratel­lis’ Chelsea Dag­ger and the LCD gang will go out­side for a smoke, leav­ing the rest to lose their minds. The LCD acolytes are about to have all their Christmases and Elec­tric Pic­nics rolled into one.

For three nights (Septem­ber 27th, 28th and 29th), the Olympia Theatre will be be­sieged by LCD Soundsys­tem fans who can be safely as­sured that (some of) their friends (who were lucky enough to get tick­ets) are within an arm’s reach. Or at the next night’s show (if they got tick­ets).

It’s been a roller­coaster few years as an LCD fan. In 2011, front­man James Mur­phy an­nounced that they would be play­ing their last show ever in New York’s Madi­son Square Gar­den. Fans were aghast, es­pe­cially Ir­ish fans who felt like we never got a proper chance to say good­bye . . .

Five years later, a re­union tour hap­pened and they played Elec­tric Pic­nic in 2016. We treated it like it was the last ac­tual hur­rah. It was totes emosh. Un­til Mur­phy sort of sug­gested in a re­cent in­ter­view that the whole break-up was re­ally a ruse to sell tick­ets.

But here we are again. Wor­ship­ping at the feet of LCD Soundsys­tem be­cause we are as smit­ten as kit­tens. And while some peo­ple re­main un­moved by the big bit, you know the bit I’m talk­ing about, in Dance Yr­self Clean, this frac­tion will give their all be­cause even though Mur­phy is a cod­der, he’s our cod­der. Are tick­ets still avail­able? Frus­trat­ingly, the three gigs sold out in a mat­ter of min­utes. They are like gold dust. And for those of you with tick­ets, it is very im­por­tant that you ar­rive with the per­son who bought the tick­ets. When you ar­rive at the venue, se­cu­rity will ask for the credit card of the lead ticket buyer and the name has to match the book­ing. What time does every­thing kick off at? Doors open at 7pm and Shit Ro­bot will get you nicely warmed up from 8pm. LCD are ex­pected on­stage at 9pm but th­ese times are sub­ject to change. How do I get there? With a lit­tle help from your friends . . . that bought the tick­ets on their card. See­ing as the Olympia Theatre is a city-cen­tre spot, leave the car at home be­cause most Dublin Bus routes will drop you within walk­ing dis­tance of Dame Street, and the green and red Luas lines are ap­prox­i­mately 10 to 15 min­utes walk away. What about se­cu­rity? All bags will be searched upon en­try and any items that may be deemed as a weapon are pro­hib­ited. Pack light and make sure that you bag is A4 or smaller in size. What are they likely to play? Well, at this stage you al­ready know that they don’t re­ally do hits, but this is what they had on of­fer on Septem­ber 17th in the Ware­house Project in Manch­ester. Get In­nocu­ous! I Can Change Call The Po­lice Yr City’s a Sucker You Wanted a Hit Tribu­la­tions Move­ment Yeah Some­one Great Tonite Home New York, I Love You But You’re Bring­ing Me Down Encore: Emo­tional Hair­cut Dance Yr­self Clean All My Friends

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