LCD Soundsystem broke up in 2011 following a decade of existence, three critically acclaimed records and a blowout farewell concert in New York. However, this breakup might have just been a hiatus: A well-placed source has confirmed to Billboard that the James Murphy-led band is “definitely reuniting” in 2016.
The source says that LCD has big touring plans for next year, with an eye on multiple major festivals. A set at Coachella — a frequent stop for reunited alternative music standbys — would certainly make sense.
The band’s last performance was a sold-out show April 2, 2011, at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In 2014, the band released the set as a live album, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden. The 48 hours Murphy spent prior to the MSG show were chronicled in the 2012 documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits. The group’s last proper album was 2010’s This Is Happening.
Consequence of Sound reported the reunion earlier Thursday, citing “multiple sources.”
Billboard reached out to a representative for the band, who had no comment on the matter.