LCD Soundsystem to Tour with Arcade Fire, Issue Digital EP

LCD SoundsystemAfter a miniature European tour, Grammy-nominated dance punk project LCD Soundsystem will return to North America this fall to tour with multi-layered Canadian rockers Arcade Fire. Just days after the tour begins, LCD is slated to perform live on Jay Leno as well as release a digital EP September 18th on DFA Records, the label of producer/vocalist James Murphy (shown left).

The upcoming digital EP, ingeniously titled A Bunch of Stuff, will include Franz Ferdinand’s cover of their current single, “All My Friends,” as well as a number of other covers from Sound of Silver and LCD’s radio performance of “Us vs. Them.”

Available for purchase during their North American tour will be a split seven-inch with Arcade Fire. The limited edition release will hold covers by both acts — LCD Soundsystem take on Joy Division’s “No Love Lost,” and Arcade Fire turn in a rendition of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Poupée de Cire.”

On the visual front, the video for the band’s upcoming UK single, “Someone Great,” is in the works. Multimedia artist Doug Aitken, whose most recent work, “Sleepwalkers,” was commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), is shooting an experimental short to accompany the track.

Last but not least, LCD Soundsystem has plans to re-release Nike-sponsored workout album 45:33 in early November after another mini-European tour, along with three UK B-sides previously unavailable in the states. FABRICLIVE36: James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, a mix album from LCD Soundsystem founder Murphy and percussionist Pat Mahoney, will also be out later that month.

LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”

Upcoming LCD Soundsystem Tour Dates:

August 17 – St. Malo, France @ Route Du La Rock
August 19 – Biddinghuizen, Holland @ Lowlands
August 23 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Digital 2nd Birthday
August 24 – Leeds, UK @ Reading/Leeds Festival
August 25 – Liverpool, UK @ Creamfields
August 26 – Reading, UK @ Reading/Leeds Festival
August 31 – Stradbally Co., Ireland @ Electric Picnic
September 1 – Belfast, Ulster @ Mandela Hall
September 2 – Inverary Castle, Scotland @ Connect Festival

(North American Dates with Arcade Fire)
September 14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
September 17 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
September 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 24 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at Qwest Field
September 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Waterfall Amphitheatre
September 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
September 30 – St.Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 3 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
October 5 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
October 6 – New York, NY @ Randall’s Island

(International Dates)
October 19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Temple Bar Music Centre
October 20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Tripod Festival
October 21 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
October 22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
October 23 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy