Following the unbridled success of this year’s LCD Soundsystem documentary, the brilliantly titled Shut Up and Play the Hits, Fabric London are hosting a one-off – and world first – showing of Murphy’s final live performance at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. That’s right, it’s the show in full and not just the film.
The screening, due to take place this Thursday, will feature the concert in its entirety projected onto a giant screen in Fabric’s Room One while the audio will be routed through a custom-built Martin sound system. With the highest possible standards of audio fidelity promised, it might just be the closest you’ll ever feel to being there without, well, being there.
The gig itself, which featured numerous LCD big-hitters including ‘Losing My Edge’, ‘North American Scum’ and ‘Dance Yrself Clean’, and an array of guest musicians including members of the Arcade Fire, Soulwax and the Juan Maclean, marked a dazzling jewel in Murphy’s already gleaming career crown. Selling out in moments and reducing numerous die hard fans to tears, it was a fitting farewell to one of the most revered and consistently surprising acts of our generation. Having been shot by legendary filmmakers Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs, you can be sure this will be something special indeed.
Supporting the screening, there’ll also be a DJ set from Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco). For those of you out there who never got the chance to see Murphy perform live, or who are just craving another hit of LCD in your life, tickets are available here.
- Alex Cull