"My theory was, if I make it our last show, we’ll sell it out in two weeks."
UPDATE: LCD Soundsystem member Al Doyle has responded to Murphy's comments via Twitter, attempting to better clarify the band's intentions saying "it’s a bit of a leap to say the *motivation* behind ending the band is to sell more tickets" and that "I do need y’all to know it wasn’t to grub ticket money."
LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden -- or, in any case, the band’s final show for about five years -- entered into the annals of New York rock legend almost as soon as it was announced. And James Murphy has talked before about how nobody expected his band to sell out the historic New York venue. In Lizzy Goodman’s book Meet Me In The Bathroom, he mentions how some business types suggested adding Big Boi to the bill to make sure it sold. And now Murphy has gone on the record saying that, at least in part, his decision to temporarily end the band was an attempt to sell out MSG.