Hugely disappointing news for people like me who are utterly entranced by the rhythmic music monologues that spill forth from James Murphy‘s handsome, sorrowful face: LCD Soundsystem has cancelled their (previously) upcoming Australia / New Zealand tour.

Ticketmaster sent out an email this afternoon to ticket holders, citing “unforeseen conflicts“:

LCD Soundsystem and Frontier Touring regret to advise the cancellation of the Australia/New Zealand leg of their tour due to unforeseen conflicts. The band extend their sincere apologies for the cancellation and hope to return down under soon.

People are taking the news more or less exactly as you would expect:

If you’ve already bought tickets, refunds will be sorted out, so I guess all that’s left to do is to get maggoted, turn all the lights off in your apartment, and throw yourself around in the dark to Dance Yrself Clean.

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