After many rumors and rumblings, LCD Soundsystem has confirmed they will reunite and tour in 2016. The band hasn’t released specifics about their plans but Coachella announced Monday that they would headline the festival’s inaugural night and the band’s website proclaims “2016 tour dates coming soon.”
The dance-punk legends dismantled five years ago when they took a final bow at New York City’s Madison Square Garden after a marathon farewell set on April 2, 2011. The entire show was featured in the brilliant documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits.
In the years since, frontman James Murphy was adamant that a reunion was not on the books, or even on their minds. He kept busy producing Arcade Fire, opening a wine bar, and scoring a Noah Baumbach film. But late last year, rumors of festival offers began emerging. DFA, Murphy’s label, was insistent that the buzz was unfounded. But it turns out where there was smoke, fire soon followed: Coachella’s lineup revealed their reunion.
Based on the band’s website, the Coachella set won’t be a one-off. The size and scale of the tour is unknown, though it could include more festival dates, as LCD Soundsystem has also been rumored to headline AEG’s first New York festival.