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LCD Soundsystem Announce Auckland Show with Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

LCD Soundsystem Announce Auckland Show with Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 8:30AM

Brooklyn dance iconoclast James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem will be returning to our shores for a special one-off show at Auckland’s Spark Arena this coming February. The DFA Records co-founder is touring his new comeback album American Dream and will be supported by Australian songwriting superstar Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker.

LCD Soundsystem are beloved for a back catalogue crammed full of iconic dance hits including 'Losing My Edge', 'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House', 'All My Friends', 'Someone Great' and much more. James Murphy’s return is long overdue, he last performed at Auckland's Big Day Out all the way back in 2011. For fans this will be an unmissable event, here are the details…

Undertheradar Proudly Presents...

LCD Soundsystem with Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker)
Saturday 24th February - Spark Arena, Auckland

A 24 hour Frontier Member presale starts 3:00pm Monday 27th November / General on sale will start 1pm Thursday 30th November via Ticketmaster.

Here’s LCD Soundsystem’s classic party favourite ‘North American Scum’...

Watch the video for ‘Tonite’ from new album American Dream

Here’s James Murphy’s iconic single ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’...

Check out the video for Chet Faker's huge hit 'Gold'…

Press release:

They immediately sold out Sydney and Melbourne dates earlier this year, and now Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce the return to Australia and New Zealand of Brooklyn icons LCD Soundsystem for their biggest headline shows ever this summer – touring February 2018!

Formed in New York City by James Murphy in 2002, LCD Soundsystem will return for what promise to be the HOTTEST shows of the summer – including two massive outdoor gigs in Melbourne and Brisbane. LCD will also perform an exclusive headline date in Auckland, NZ. Tickets for all shows go on sale Thursday 30 November.

And that’s not all: joining LCD at all shows is one of Australia’s greatest musical exports: Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker). With these two artists on board, there’s no mistaking it – these shows are going to be huge!

‘LCD Soundsystem have practically made an art form of patiently and precisely bringing grooves to a simmer, adding a few clanging guitar riffs and/or frazzled synth lines along the way, and then taking the whole thing to boiling point and sustaining the ensuing thrill longer than should be possible.’ – Sydney Morning Herald - ★★★★½

‘Murphy is mesmerising and powerful throughout, backlit in white light like a friendly hulking bear, singing with a greater richness and warmth than ever before’ – ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Moments like this – a sweaty, heaving mass, unified by song – are rare; that LCD Soundsystem provide so many of them is precisely why their return should be celebrated.’ – ★★★★★ The Independent

Their history-making songs – ‘Daft Punk Is Playing at My House’, ‘Drunk Girls’, ‘I Can Change’, ‘Losing My Edge’ and many more – defined a dancefloor generation. Marking their return with fourth album American Dream (Columbia Records/DFA), the 10-track disc is the first new music from LCD Soundsystem in seven years, landing LCD their first ever number one debut on the US Billboard Albums Chart. With the core parameters of Murphy’s sound unchanged, American Dream strikes as a band evolved – as witnessed by Aussie fans in July, when they performed two sold-out dates as well as a headlining slot at Splendour In The Grass. With slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Primavera, LCD Soundsystem has since embarked on a colossal world tour – playing to sold-out crowds of adoring fans across the globe and recently announcing additional dates in Europe and the USA.

Nick Murphy shot to fame via 2012 EP Thinking Textures, before catapulting his talents worldwide via debut album Built On Glass (Future Classic) – which won Murphy five ARIAs, including Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year. His tracks have been streamed in the tens of millions. Under his former Chet Faker moniker, Murphy has performed sold-out shows on five continents, appearing at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and Primavera. He also performed on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, Boiler Room, and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’.

‘Everything felt edgier, tougher, funkier, visceral … [Nick] Murphy easily convinced us that there's still genuine excitement possible on stage or on record in anything he does’ – Sydney Morning Herald – ★★★★

On May 2017’s Missing Link EP, Murphy bridges the sonic shift between ‘Chet Faker’ and his own name no tracks ‘Stop Me (Stop You)’, ‘Your Time’. Recent single ‘Medication’ sees Murphy’s sumptuous vocal coupled with streaking, chunky synths – the first taste of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, due for release in 2018 and the first to be released under his own name. His mammoth stage production has wowed the USA, Canada and now Europe; don’t miss the chance to witness the ‘Talk Is Cheap’ singer perform one of his heralded live shows this summer.

Don’t delay – these shows are going to be HUGE. Welcome LCD Soundsystem with very special guest Nick Murphy to Australia and New Zealand this February!


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Sat 24th Feb
Spark Arena, Auckland