LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’S James Murphy serves it up to Margaret Court

LCD Soundsystem have joined a growing list of artists to weigh in against controversial tennis legend Margaret Court. Performing their last show on their visit to Australia in Melbourne last night, frontman James Murphy didn’t shy away from expressing his thoughts on her stance on marriage equality as he made a statement to 7,500 fans at Margaret Court Arena.

“I’m not one to get in old people’s faces for being ignorant, but when you come after my family, my friends… you can go fuck yourself,” he said. “This seems like a really nice place to play so let’s have us come back next year, and let’s rename this place.” The cheering audience seemed to share his sentiments entirely.

And it looks like this is far from over with Icelandic outfit Sigur Ros taking the stage at the venue tonight in an event they have said would be the “most inclusive night ever” in which they would champion the cause for “every Australian to have the same dignity and respect.” Read more about their statement to Margaret Court here.

Sigur Ros have also commissioned a special tee-shirt for the show, which they will sell at the show, donating proceeds to support marriage equality in Australia.