NME Festival blog: LCD Soundsystem brought ‘American Dream’ to Berlin to kick off their European tour

LCD Soundsystem kicked off the first of their European dates for new album ‘American Dream‘ with an exclusive show in Berlin last night. Check out photos, footage and the setlist below.

Their only gig in Germany this year, James Murphy and co were performing at the renowned Funkhaus recording studio for the launch of Beats By Dre’s new Studio3 Wireless Headphones.

After word spread that LCD were in town, a huge queue of fans gathered outside the legendary recording studio with a hope of getting into the exclusive and intimate show. After Beats By Dre president Luke Wood unveiled the new headphones, a live Q&A with both footballer Rio Ferdinand and boxing champion Anthony Joshua took place – talking about their lives through sport and music.

Then after a short break, LCD took to the stage for a short but hit-packed and energetic set. Opening with dance-rock classic ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’, the crowd immediately burst into life, as the momentum remained unrelenting throughout the 10-track show.

While highlights included ‘You Wanted A Hit’, ‘Tribulations’, ‘Movement’ and the emotional closer of ‘All My Friends’, songs from the new record landed favourably too. ‘Call The Police’ was received like an old favourite, and latest single ‘Tonite’ had a much sharper electro-punk edge when played live. Renowned for its acoustics, the main venue in the Funkhaus did ‘American Dream’s title track justice, giving the sound a sense of space that it really needs to breathe. Your next chance to hear it will be when the band’s tour hits Manchester, Glasgow and London later this month.

LCD Soundsystem’s setlist was:

Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
I Can Change
You Wanted a Hit
Call The Police
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
American Dream
All My Friends

LCD soundsystem split

LCD Soundsystem’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below

Tickets are on sale here.

Saturday 16 – MANCHESTER Warehouse Project
Sunday 17  – MANCHESTER Warehouse Project
Tuesday 19 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Wednesday 20 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Friday 22 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Saturday 23 – LONDON Alexandra Palace


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