New York rock band LCD Soundsystem performed their first live show in five years on Sunday (27Mar16).
The rock dance troupe, who split in 2011, played a low key gig at their hometown's Webster Hall prior to their highly anticipated 2016 comeback tour, which kicks off next month (Apr16).
It was the first of two Manhattan warm-ups shows ahead of their headline performances at this year's (15-24Apr16) Coachella music festival in California, which runs from 15 to 24 April 16, where they are set to top the bill on the Friday night, following on from Ellie Goulding and Sufjan Stevens.
The band played hits spanning their fourteen year career to the Hall's 1,500 capacity crowd, including a reworked version of hit Losing My Edge, and Dance Yrself Clean.
According to Billboard.com, frontman James Murphy appeared in good spirits during the stem joking with the crowd: "Pharrell's in the band now!" After being plagued with technical hitches earlier in the show, the star added, “We played Easter with a keyboard called the Demon. It just f**ked with us… power of Christ compels us!”
The packed out venue was made up of fans who scored entry to the intimate return gig through an online ticket lottery system last week, after LCD announced their surprise reunion on Twitter.com, writing: "LCD Soundsystem back from the dead," adding, "LCD Soundsystem will rise from the dead this Easter Sunday at Webster Hall - NYC". They are also rumoured to announce more dates in the coming weeks.
The dance-punk band are not the only stars reuniting for Coachella, as 90s rockers Guns N' Roses will also play with their original line-up: Axl Rose, Slash and Duff MCKagan.
James and the LCD band are scheduled to play a second show at Webster Hall Monday night (28Mar16), before hitting Coachella on 15 April, and touring European festivals throughout the summer (16).