A few NYC venues have closed temporarily amid the surge of the Omicron variant in NYC over the past couple of days, and tours in the city and elsewhere have begun to be postponed and cancelled as cases surge. Among the shows that are still set to go on, however, are LCD Soundsystem's Brooklyn Steel residency, which on Friday (12/17) is in its 17th night out of 20. LCD have now released a statement about going ahead with the shows, beginning, "we're playing tonight." They say that they'd considered cancelling the remainder of the shows and acknowledge that "people were going to get very, very angry at us regardless of what we did." They also give ticketholders the option of a refund, saying, "you need to make your own decision as to whether you feel safe coming to see us. if you don't, you can go to axs.com to get your money back. you'll be first in line for tickets the next time we play in nyc. we won't hold your money, or reschedule... you just get first crack next time there's a gig here."
Read LCD's statement in full below: