LCD Soundsystem Documentary ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ Heading to Theaters
Not everybody gets to go out on their own terms, which is part of what made last year's farewell shows for LCD Soundsystem such a great event. Singer James Murphy announced the band's conclusion early in the year and then called in the cameras to document the group's final performance.
While the show sold out in record time, there were many fans that weren't able to make it to New York, much less get a ticket. So now, after teasing that the film would eventually make it to theaters, the band's final moments as seen in the documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' will screen on July 18.
The filmmakers are taking advantage of the growing trend of screening concert or music related events in theaters and will have a special "one-night-only engagement" taking place thanks to their backers, Oscilloscope Laboratories. Check here to see where you can catch the film.
Oscilloscope Laboratories was the late Adam Yauch's film distribution company. He stated about the film, "It can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends or how it should end. In that sense, it's brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way."
If you don't catch the film playing in your area, there's still a chance to see it. Eventful.com is currently allowing fans to rally to get a screening in their area. Check the website for details.
Watch the LCD Soundsystem 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Trailer