LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits

On 2nd April 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event a marvel of pure craft and TIME magazine lamenting we may never dance again. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Directed by WILL LOVELACE and DYLAN SOUTHERN, with additional camerawork from SPIKE JONZE and LANCE BANGS, the spectacular event saw the group supported by post-punk group LIQUID LIQUID as well as a handful of special guests including THE JUAN MACLEAN and members of ARCADE FIRE. The frenzied audience were treated to a 29 strong set which included a rare performance of 45:33 . COURTNEY LOVE, AZIZ ANSARI, SUSAN SARANDON and DONALD GLOVER were all among the attendees on the night. Closing the show to rapturous applause, with New York I Love You But You re Bringing Me Down , the night was one that will resonate with fans, and the music world for years to come. This special 3 disc blu-ray contains more than 4 hours of extras including the entire previously unseen Madison Square Gardens concert.

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