LCD Soundsystem have canceled the final three shows of their 2021 Brooklyn Steel residency. The band announced the news in a statement on Instagram earlier today (December 19). “You all have spoken. The last three shows are cancelled,” they wrote. “You good people who want to return your tickets and try again another time have spoken, but so has the new info, the hospital capacity, and those of us in the band, crew, and venue. We certainly had enough cancellations to make the vote count, but we also, now with all the new info, want to stop for our own sakes.” Find their full statement below.

The last three dates of LCD Soundsystem’s residency were scheduled for December 19, 20, and 21. On December 17, the band issued a statement saying that they would not be cancelling the final three shows, despite a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases within New York. “We said we would play, and people are coming, so we are playing,” their note read. They added: “us playing the shows is in no way an indicator that it’s safe to attend.”

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You all have spoken. The last three shows are cancelled. You good people who want to return your tickets and try again another time have spoken, but so has the new info, the hospital capacity, and those of us in the band, crew, and venue. We certainly had enough cancellations to make the vote count, but we also, now with all the new info, want to stop for our own sakes.Thank you for reaching out about cancelling your tickets. And thank you for getting them in the first place.

We’re so sorry to anyone who wanted to come regardless. To the people who made plans—travel or otherwise, or who fought to get these tickets. Of course, you’ll get your money back, and, as we said the other day, you will be first in line for tickets the next time we play NYC. But we’re still sorry, regardless. Sorry that we can’t play these last 3. Sorry that we won’t see your (partial) faces. Sorry that we don’t get to play together.

We tried. We really did. We were heartened to see so many more masks at the last show. We were incredibly thankful for everyone who wanted to make it work. But it will have to wait, again, until we find out what this new wave means to us all. Thank you for again listening, trying, etc. Please be safe.

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