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This Is Happening: LCD Soundsystem to Reunite at Coachella

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This fall, LCD Soundsystem reunion rumors emerged only to be adamantly shot down by DFA Records reps. As it turns out, this is happening after all: James Murphy and company will headline Coachella after a five-year absence.

LCD Soundsystem broke up in 2011 with a giant farewell gig at Madison Square Garden. That concert later produced the 2012 documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits and the 2014 live album The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden.

Fortunately, it wasn’t that long of a goodbye in the end. After surprising fans with the new song “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” on Dec. 24 (listen below), LCD Soundsystem have confirmed to the New York Times they will return to the stage at this year’s Coachella in Indio, Calif. The festival is set to run from April 15-17 and 22-24. Guns N’ Roses will also reunite for the music fest.

In October, Consequence of Sound reported LCD Soundsystem would reunite for Coachella and three other summer festivals in the U.S. and U.K. However, Kris Petersen — the manager of Murphy’s label DFA Records — didn’t mince his words when denying the reports.

“LCD Soundsystem is not reuniting at Coachella next year,” Petersen said. “I’m sure some festivals have offered the group a giant tempting pile of money, but there is no truth to this. Can we all just move on with our f—ing lives?”

It’s been a decade since LCD Soundsystem released their self-titled debut. They followed suit with Sound of Silver in 2007 and their final album This Is Happening in 2010.

LCD Soundsystem, “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”

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