LCD Soundsystem Scores on Hot Tours Tally With Fall Run

Ruvan Wijesooriya
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem earns a slot on the latest weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list below) based on two sold out performances during the group’s recent fall trek. On the road in support of its September release American Dream, the reunited band played the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Nov. 14 and 15, grossing more than $1.1 million from 17,069 sold tickets.

The Bay Area was one of two west coast markets included on the run through North American cities that stretched from October through December. The fall tour schedule also included Los Angeles as well as Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto among others. A multiple-show stint in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. closed out the run through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping just before the Christmas holiday.

LCD Soundsystem announced its reunion in early 2016 after a disbandment that lasted nearly five years. Steady concert appearances during the past two years in North America and Europe -- along with a handful of dates in Australia, Japan and Mexico -- led up to the release of the new album on Sept. 1. American Dream, the band’s first album in seven years, spawned two nominations at the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.

The world tour is set to resume later this month with an appearance in Colorado, but the band will head to Australia and New Zealand in February for a trek through five cities Down Under. Latin America and Europe is on the itinerary from March through June.

From 24 concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore for LCD Soundsystem since the beginning of 2016, the performances -- aside from festival appearances -- are averaging a gross of about $200,000 per show from primarily theater-sized venues. Booked buildings do vary in size, however, from clubs to arena-sized setups. The sold ticket counts so far average about 3,500 seats per date, but attendance totals vary considerably depending on the venue capacity.

 HOT TOURS - Jan. 9, 2018
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 2-8
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Dec. 16-18
 Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (2/2)
 53,678 (53,678)
 Dec. 3-20
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (2/2)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
 32,771 (32,771)
 Dec. 30-31
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
 17,000 (17,000)
 Nov. 14-15
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
 17,069 (17,069)
 Dec. 30
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 9,340 (9,340)
 Dec. 17
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/0)
 11,459 (15,370)
 Jan. 5
 Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
 11,757 (11,757)
 Dec. 10
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
 9,046 (9,046)
 Nov. 18
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (1/1)
 8,500 (8,500)
 Jan. 4
 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (1/1)
 5,380 (5,380)