MGMT Announce North American Headlining Tour




NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- In celebration of their new self-titled album out today, MGMT will hit the road for a North American headlining tour that will kick off November 10 with a special appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. As revealed by Jimmy Fallon during the band's performance of "Plenty of Girls in the Sea" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, the tour will conclude on December 13 with the band playing a special hometown show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (see below for full list of North American tour dates). Presales will begin Friday, September 20 at 10am local time at

MGMT is set to launch "Cool Song No. 2," the second video from MGMT, today via VEVO. Written and created by director Isaiah Seret and costume designer Mindy Le Brock, and shot by award-winning cinematographer, Bradford Young, "Cool Song No. 2" depicts a fully-realized future world in which genetically engineered plants are converted into euphoria-inducing drugs.  The video stars Michael Kenneth Williams (known for his legendary roles as Omar in The Wire and Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire) as The Plant Hunter and Henry Hopper as his lover, Tree, who has been mutated by the drug and is undergoing the final stage of a bizarre physical transformation. "Cool Song No. 2" can be watched here:

MGMT has been released this week to widespread critical praise. Under The Radar hails the album as MGMT's "most visionary and challenging album," and Filter asserts that it "contains the same ingenuity fans have come to expect. The band still hold to no precedent but its own."  A collection of 10 diverse and powerful songs, the album is a result of MGMT's experimentation with various in-studio writing processes and allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go.  Time notes, "As the band has matured so has their sound and the duo is moving past their Day-Glo party soundtrack tunes to create a more grown-up synth-heavy psychedelia," and the  Los Angeles Times declares that "Many [of the songs] are singalong catchy, but in their own surrealistic way." All commercial formats of MGMT include a download of the "Optimizer," an immersive audio + visual album experience.  Learn more here:

MGMT are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.

North American Tour Dates:

November 10

Austin, TX

November 12

St. Louis, MO

November 13

Madison, WI

November 14

Columbus, OH

November 15

Indianapolis, IN

November 17

Des Moines, IA

November 18

St. Paul, MN

November 19

Chicago, IL

November 20

Detroit, MI

November 22

Louisville, KY

November 23

Memphis, TN

November 24

Atlanta, GA

November 26

Washington, DC

November 27

Charlotte, NC

November 29

Durham, NC

December 2

Pittsburgh, PA

December 3

Philadelphia, PA

December 5

Boston, MA

December 7

Toronto, ON

December 9

Montreal, QC

December 13

Brooklyn, NY

SOURCE Columbia Records

For further information: For more information about MGMT - Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, 212-833-5858,; For more tour information - Winnie Lam, Columbia Records, 212-833-8092,