Friday, June 28, 2013

MGMT album, tour news

MGMT are back with their self-titled third studio album - MGMT - set to be released on Sept. 17. The successor to 2010’s Congratulations, MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser returning to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann. 

Among the collection of 10 songs is a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade. Back in April, for Record Store Day, a limited edition cassette single of album opener "Alien Days" was unveiled. 

In preparation for the release of MGMT, the band have begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements to accompany and illuminate the new music via "the Optimizer."

Produced by MGMT, the live show video instrumentalist Alejandro Crawford, "the Optimizer" provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural and optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work. "The Optimizer" is part of an enhanced album package available on all commercial formats.
“Your Life Is A Lie” will be the first music video released and finds MGMT again working with Tom Kuntz, director of the band's 2010 mini-epic “Congratulations.” Indie director Sam Fleischner will be creating a clip for "Alien Days," and a video for "Cool Song No. 2" is also in the works, both to be shot this summer.

MGMT are currently on tour, recently performing to their largest headline audience in the U.S. with over 10,000 people in attendance at Artpark in Lewiston, NY.
Track listing for MGMT:
Alien Days                           
Cool Song No. 2                                   
Mystery Disease                               
Your Life Is a Lie                 
A Good Sadness                                 
I Love You Too, Death                          
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea                                 
An Orphan Of Fortune

North American Tour Dates

July 3              Milwaukee, WI           Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank
July 5-7           Kelowna, CA              Keloha Music & Arts Festival
July 9              Quebec, ON               Festival D’Ete International De Quebec       
July 12            Lansing, MI                Common Ground Music Festival
July 13            Cincinnati, OH            Bunbury Music Festival
August 24       Monterey, CA             Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 25       Los Angeles, CA        FYF Festival
August 26       Las Vegas, NV           The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
August 29       Davis, CA                   Mondavi Center
August 31       Bend, OR                    Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1   Troutdale, OR             Edgefield Amphitheatre
September 2    Seattle, WA                Bumbershoot Festival
September 4    Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
September 5    Salt Lake City, UT     Twilight Concert Series                     
September 6    Denver, CO                 Fillmore Auditorium

European Tour Dates

September 26  Cologne, Germany          Live Music Hall
September 27 Brussels, Belgium            AB
September 29 Stockholm, Sweden         Cirku

September 30 Oslo, Norway                   SentrumScene                       
October 1        Copenhagen, Denmark   Vega Main Hall
October 3        Berlin, Germany              Astra Kulturhaus
October 4        Vienna, Austria                Gasometer
October 5        Munich, Germany            Kesselhaus
October 6        Zurich, Switzerland          Komplex 457
October 8        Paris, France                   Olympia
October 9        Hamburg, Germany         Docks
October 10      Utrecht, Netherlands       Vredenburg Leidsche
October 12      Glasgow, UK                    02 ABC
October 13      Wolverhampton, UK         Civic Hall
October 14      Manchester, UK               O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16      London, UK                      Forum
October 19      Dublin, Ireland                  Olympia Theatre

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