Published Oct 08, 2015Beloved dancefloor fillers LCD Soundsystem announced the band's end back in 2011, then drew out a Long Goodbye with a farewell tour, a film about the final farewell show and a vinyl box set appropriately titled, well, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden.
Now, Consequence of Sound is reporting that the James Murphy-led band are slated to make a return in 2016. "Multiple sources" told the publication that LCD Soundsystem have plans to reunite next year and will headline at least three high-profile festivals in the U.S. and UK.
While an official announcement is apparently on the way, a representative for the band would not confirm the report from CoS.
UPDATE (10/08, 4:20 p.m.): As expected, just as quickly as this story arose, now contradictory reports have surfaced. As Vulture writes, DFA Records label manager Kris Petersen had this to say about the rumours: "LCD Soundsystem is not reuniting at Coachella next year. 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 fucking lives?" However, EW reports that its "source" states that the band are looking at reunion offers, writing "group has offers to reunite for a number of headlining spots at 2016 summer festivals in the US, though the group has not committed to a gig." Welcome to the internet, folks.
UPDATE 2 (10/09, 5:00 p.m.): Adding more fuel to all this, Billboard now reports the following: "A well-placed source has confirmed to Billboard that the James Murphy-led band is 'definitely reuniting' in 2016." Pitchfork, on the other hand, has ran a story stating all this isn't true, according to DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin.
Below, relive a performance of "All My Friends" from the band's — perhaps temporary — farewell at Madison Square Garden.