The title of the forthcoming third LCD Soundsystem album has been confirmed: This Is Happening will be released May 18 in the U.S. on DFA/Virgin and will consist of the following songs:

Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls  *
One Touch
All I Want
I Can Change *
You Wanted A Hit  *
Pow Pow
Somebody’s Calling Me *

The above were recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA  studios in New York and mixed at DFA from April 2009 through February 2010.   This Is Happening was written and produced by James Murphy. Additional mixes were done  by Dave Sardy as indicated (*).

The confirmation of the title and completion of its artwork coincides with the leak of the track “Drunk Girls” and the announcement of LCD Soundsystem’s  shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on May 20 and 21. Tickets can be purchased at:

This Is Happening is LCD Soundsystem’s  first full offering of new studio material since 2007’s Sound Of  Silver, which was named best album of the last decade by NPR, ranked #1 in the 2007 Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll, landed at #12 and #17 respectively in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork’s best albums of the decade, and like its predecessor 2005’s  LCD Soundsystem received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance  Album. Sound Of Silver also featured “All My Friends,” ranked #4 by Time in its  Best Songs of 2007 and named single of the year by Pitchfork, and Entertainment Weekly #8 song of 2007 “Someone Great.” In 2008, LCD  Soundsystem contributed the track “Big Ideas” to the soundtrack of the movie  21. The band has since released the 45:33: The Remixes EP  and a cover of Alan Vega’s “Bye Bye Bayou,” issued to commemorate Record Store  Day 2009 and earning LCD its fifth NME single of the week. The album  has been preceded by the March 23 release of the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s  Greenberg, which features both composition’s from James Murphy’s  original score for the film and the new LCD Soundsystem song “Oh You  (Christmas Blues).”

The record’s release will be supported by a  world tour beginning with an April 16 penultimate slot at the Coachella  festival in Indio CA and continuing with a run  of UK/Europe headline  dates (several of which have sold out well in advance and necessitated added  dates) and further worldwide festival appearances. YACHT and Planning To Rock will support on the UK/Euro headline dates. For a full itinerary, see  below and continue to check for additions going forward.


April 16    Indio CA     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 20     Dublin       Tripod * SOLD OUT
April 21    Dublin        Tripod * SOLD OUT
April 23     London      Brixton Academy * SOLD  OUT
April 24    London       Brixton Academy *SOLD OUT
April 26     Birmingham  Academy
April 27     Leeds   Academy * SOLD OUT
April 28     Glasgow Barrowlands
April 29     Glasgow Barrowlands * SOLD OUT
May 1    Manchester  Academy * SOLD OUT
May 2    Bristol  Academy * SOLD OUT
May 4    Amsterdam   Paradiso * SOLD OUT
May 5    Brussels    Ancienne Belgique * SOLD OUT
May 6   Berlin  WMF
May 7    Luxembourg  Den Atelier
May 8   Paris    Bataclan * SOLD OUT
May 9   Paris    Bataclan
May 20  New York    Terminal 5
May 21  New York    Terminal 5
May 30  George WA   Sasquatch  Festival
June 11 Manchester TN   Bonnaroo  Festival
June 17 La Coruna    Sonar
June 18 Barcelona   Sonar
June 19 Neuhausen ob Eck    Southside Festival
June 20 Scheesel    Hurricane Festival
June 22 Zagreb  T Mobile Inmusic Festival
June 24 Ferrara    Bands Apart Festival
June 25 St. Gallen  Open Air festival
July 1  Roskilde    Roskilde Festival
July 3  London  Wireless Festival
July 8  Novi Sad    Exit Festival
July 10 Lisbon  Alive Festival
July 17 Chicago  IL  Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 Mariaville  Camp Bisco
July 16 Mariaville  Camp Bisco
August 12   Oslo    Oya Festival
August 13   Gotenberg   Way Out West Festival
September 12    Isle  of Wight   Bestival