LCD Soundsystem Headlining Treasure Island Festival + Virgin Free Fest Pics

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest (09/25/10)
LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest
Photo: Jon Klemm

Here’s a little review of LCD’s headlining performance at last month’s Virgin Free Fest:

…[A]fter a crushing Pavement set, 15 minutes of blasting fireworks from the pavilion rooftop, and another 15 minutes of anticipation, LCD took the stage with the opening track from their last album, Dance Yrself Clean. For anyone who knows the song, to say it starts slow is an understatement. So slow in fact, that a friend on the lawn said people were leaving in droves. What a loss because at 3 minutes and 5 seconds in, LCD absolutely blew the roof off the place. Without exaggeration, the drop on DYC was one of the most fantastic moments of my concert-going career. The entire pavilion (which the promoters filled with non-VIPs to avoid a wasteland of floorspace) jumped in unison and began dancing themselves, well, probably not clean, but at least they shook some dirt off. It was epic. They followed that up with a barrage of favorites including Drunk Girls, Daft Punk, Change, and All My Friends. At that point, I didn’t even care that I had effectively WASTED my money on these VIP tickets – I only wanted to dance. [Soundproof]

LCD Soundsytem are still in the midst of a US tour supporting This Is Happening and tonight James Murphy and his band will be headlining the sold out Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco, CA. Treasure Island marks the last of LCD’s North American festival dates and they’ll be playing just over a half dozen more theatre and club shows in the US before heading off to Europe, the UK, Mexico and Australia.

Treasure Island lineup, tour dates and more photos of LCD Sounsystem from the Virgin Free Fest after the jump.

Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco, CA (Oct 16-17)
Treaure Island Fest

LCD Soundsystem 2010-2011 Tour Dates
Oct 16 2010 Treasure Island San Francisco, CA
Oct 19 2010 The Belly Up Club (DJ Set) Aspen, CO
Oct 20 2010 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Oct 22 2010 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Oct 23 2010 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
Oct 25 2010 The Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Oct 26 2010 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Oct 27 2010 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
Nov 06 2010 PRAZZMATAZ BARCELONA, SPAIN
Nov 08 2010 FESTIVAL LES INROCKS BLACK XS Paris, FRANCE
Nov 10 2010 Alexandra Palace London, London, UK
Nov 12 2010 Cardiff International Arena Cardiff, UK
Nov 13 2010 Magna Centre (off J33 of M1) Rotherham, Sheffield, UK
Nov 15 2010 Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK
Nov 17 2010 Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nov 18 2010 Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Dec 03 2010 TEATRO ESTUDIO CAVARET GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, MEXICO
Dec 04 2010 Infield at Hipodromo de las Americas Mexico City, mexico
Jan 21 2011 Big Day Out at Mt. Smart Stadium Auckland, AUSTRALIA
Jan 23 2011 Big Day Out at Gold Coast Parklands Gold Coast, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Jan 26 2011 Big Day Out at Sydney Showground Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Jan 30 2011 Big Day Out at Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA
Feb 04 2011 Big Day Out at Adelaide Showgrounds Adelaide, South Aust, AUSTRALIA
Feb 06 2011 Big Day Out at Claremont Showgrounds Perth, West Austr, AUSTRALIA

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest by Jon Klemm
LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

LCD Soundsystem at Virgin Free Fest

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