This very ordinary Sunday night became a big pen mark in many people’s calendars when it was announced as a date in support of LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album, the fantastic ‘American Dream’. Held at The Warehouse Project in Manchester, this was a very intimate show for a band with such an intense following. Joe Goddard was brought in as the main support and got the crowd warmed up perfectly.
LCD Soundsystem were greeted like kings as they took to the stage by walking across the front barrier and up, rather than the traditional method. Intense seven-minute-plus ‘Sound of Silver’ favourite ‘Get Innocuous!’ opened the set, followed by the brutally honest ‘I Can Change’, with its confessional lyrics and Talking Heads-esque melodies filling the warehouse.
Songs from ‘American Dream’ such as ‘Call the Police’ and ‘Tonite’ fitted perfectly into the set, already sounding like LCD classics. It was a fantastic set that saw songs from the band’s entire career come together seamlessly, with ‘Dance Yrslf Clean’ and ‘All My Friends’ finishing the night off in spectacular fashion. One criticism is that the choice of venue, though fantastic, made it very hard to see anything from about halfway back due to columns and walls blocking the entire stage from what would normally be a perfectly acceptable viewpoint at a standing gig. Overall though, this was a fantastic concert and here’s to hoping that a full UK tour could be on the cards at some point, ideally without a break-up in between.
View a selection of captures from the night, below:
LCD Soundsystem’s new album ‘American Dream’ is out now.
Photos by Tom Saunders.
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