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LCD Soundsystem Cancel Tour Dates, Reportedly to Finish New Album

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LCD Soundsystem fans should hear some new music from the group before long — but they’ll have to give up some concert dates first.

NME reports that the recently reunited band has pulled out of a planned Asian/Australian tour, with one promoter attributing their absence to a decision to focus on their next LP.

“Regrettably, we have some unfortunate news to share,” wrote the organizers of Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival in a Facebook post. “Due to studio scheduling conflicts related to their new album, LCD Soundsystem have had to cancel their upcoming Asian tour at the end of the year, now including their appearance at Clockenflap 2016. We are as disappointed as you are with this news. We wish them all the best with their recording and look forward to welcoming them to HK at another time.”

The group’s decision to put new music first jibes with a statement made by frontman James Murphy after the reunion was announced. “We’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year — still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us,” he wrote. “This is just the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear — or as much of it as we still have (it’s very interesting to re-buy the same gear, and in some cases buy gear BACK from people you sold it to), and rambling around trying to be louder than everyone else.”

No release date has yet been announced for the new LP, which will serve as the first collection of new LCD Soundsystem material since 2010’s This Is Happening.

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