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LCD Soundsystem Won’t Be Playing Shows In Asia Because They’re Making A New Album

Five years after they amicably parted ways after their final show in 2011 — a funeral-themed, emotionally wrought, sold-out concert in Madison Square Garden — members of LCD Soundsystem realized that maybe they weren’t done making music together, after all. Though they explored other outlets in the past half-decade (frontman James Murphy, for example, opened up a wine bar in Brooklyn and recorded music for a few Noah Baumbach films), the group happily kicked off a reunion tour this spring, headlining at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Outside Lands — with more appearances slated at major fall festivals, including FYF Fest and Austin City Limits.

They seemingly picked up right where they left off, and also promised fans that they were working on a new album, which is great, unless you’re a fan who was looking forward to seeing them later this year in Asia. Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival posted recently on Facebook that the group had to cancel their upcoming Asian tour at the end of the year due to studio scheduling conflicts.

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The band has not yet made any official comment about their cancellation in Asia, but upcoming gigs are posted to their official website.

Watch their live performance of “All My Friends” from their reunion at Webster’s Hall on March 27.

(Via FACT Magazine)

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