It's been a sad week in the world of rock: first, the White Stripes announced their dissolution, and now, LCD Soundsystem have formally announced the end of their group as well. The band, led by James Murphy, announced that their show at MSG on April 2nd will be their last one ever: "we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours-playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang."
Earlier this year, Murphy told reporters that the band's third album, This Is Happening, would be their last one, telling Radio 1, "I just decided it's been a while since I wanted to worry about any of that stuff. So, as much as I love making the record and going on tour and everything like that, I was like, 'Man, if I have to worry about this stuff anymore', you know? So it just seemed like perfect we'll make this the last record and we'll do exactly what we want and go out happy." Murphy said that fan pre-sale will start this week, with details posted on Tuesday at the LCD website and Pitchfork, and general tickets will go on sale Feb. 11 at Bowerypresents and Ticketmaster. By all accounts, they've been one of the best live acts the past decade, so this is your final chance to party down in black and white with all your friends.