Open’er 2016: LCD Soundsystem play first gig in Poland in nine years


LCD Soundsystem played their first show in Poland in nine years as they headlined Open’er festival in Gdynia tonight (July 1).

After the opening trio of ‘Us v Them’, ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’ and ‘I Can Change’, LCD’s James Murphy addressed the audience, saying: “It’s been a long time since we played here… 2007. That’s almost ten years. So you’re ten years older now, there’s no escaping it.”

The band’s last appearance in the country was also at Open’er, when they performed on the Main Stage ahead of Björk. Later in the set, after a moving performance of ‘Someone Great’ and an ecstatic ‘Losing My Edge’, Murphy told the crowd: “You guys have been tremendously great. It’s been nine years and we didn’t know what to expect, but it’s been really fun.”

As fans roared their appreciation, Murphy added wryly: “We’re going to meet your enthusiasm with a slow song…” before ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’. They closed their set with ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ and ‘All My Friends’.

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