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MGMT Tour Schedule

For more than a decade MGMT have been making some of the best and most popular party music. Are they a rock band? Are they an electronic group? However you classify them, MGMT knows how to write and record some great songs. If you have yet to see MGMT live you have not fully experienced the power of their music. They have long been known to put on one of the best live shows in music and never fail to get a crowd moving whether at a huge festival or in a smaller concert hall. MGMT is hitting the road this Spring and Summer and no music lover will want to miss the chance to catch them live.

MGMT are set to play some of the biggest festivals in the country this year and will surely be the highlight of every festival they play. The first big concert will be at the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami which takes place from March 28th through 30th. Following that MGMT will be appearing at both weekends of the huge Coachella festival in Indio, California. The first weekend of Coachella takes place from April 11th through April 13th while the second weekend is from April 18th through the 20th. Between the two Coachella weekends MGMT will head to Los Angeles to play a show at Orpheum Theatre on April 16th. MGMT is also slated to play a set at Party in the Park on May 17th at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.


About the Band

MGMT consists primarily of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden who met while freshman at Wesleyan University and inadvertently started the project just by getting together and playing each other music that they both liked. In 2005, after the duo graduated they embarked on a tour in support of their Time to Pretend EP. By 2006 they signed with Columbia Records and began working on their debut album Oracular Spectacular which was released in 2007. Soon the band added touring members and opened for big name acts including Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, and M.I.A. In 2010 they released their follow-up Congratulations and played major festivals and appeared on several late night talk shows including David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. In 2013 MGMT released their third, self-titled, album. During their successful career as a band MGMT has also been able to collaborate with Kid Cudi, the Flaming Lips, Beck, Ratatat, and Devendra Banhart among others. The band has been nominated for several awards and won a Grammy and three NME Awards.


Breakthrough

MGMT were a hit pretty much from the start. Their earliest recordings earned them the respect of luminaries including Thom Yorke and Paul McCartney but it was their 2007 major label debut, Oracular Spectacular, that really got mainstream music fans to pay attention. The album was loaded with hits including "Electric Feel", "Kids", and "Time to Pretend" which received major airplay and helped the album to go platinum. In fact, MGMT gained so much fame and so many fans that the members began to feel a little uncomfortable with their new celebrity status and by the time they went to the studio to record their follow-up, Congratulations, they had threatened not to release any singles and had hoped to make an album that might isolate part of their large fan base.


The Experience

Big time shows by hugely successful acts provide for some of the most exciting concert going experiences anyone could ask for, and performances by MGMT are definitely no exception. You've been dancing and partying most of the night and then suddenly the music picks up and the whole venue seems to surge with energy. MGMT has taken the stage and started belting out their incomparable sound that has everyone at the concert going wild. The party has really just started in earnest and you are hoping that this night never ends. Just when you think it can't get any better, MGMT busts into a hit like Kids, Electric Feel, Congratulations, or Time to Pretend. and the audience starts to go even crazier. Dancing and sweating the night away with a crowd full of enthusiastic MGMT fans is something you will never forget and by the time he ends his set you will be anxiously awaiting the next time he comes to town. Get your MGMT tickets from StubHub today to get in on this memorable concert event.


Trivia

MGMT originally went by the name Management but when they heard of another group using that name they were forced to change their name and decided to go with MGMT which is short for management. MGMT sued the UPM which was headed by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for using their song Kids in videos and at a conference without permission. The two sides eventually settled out of court with UPM paying for legal fees and giving MGMT 30,000 Euro.

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