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MGMT announce September UK tour (2010)

MGMT, Orange Spectacular

Story by Jack Foley

MGMT have announced they will be back in the UK in September, playing their biggest headline tour to date.

With the release of their hotly-anticipated second album, Congratulations, fast approaching on April 12, and with many critics already declaring it a masterpiece, these live shows are set to be some of the most in demand of the autumn. They include two nights at London’s Brixton Academy.

The band have recently played sell-out show in New York and across Europe, showcasing the new tracks, mixed with some old favourites to thrilling effect.

These headline shows are set to see the band take things even further.

Congratulations is described as a huge step forward from Oracular Spectacular, the band’s debut record.

It’s a fully-formed, rich tapestry of sound that is much more than the sum of the band’s influences. Co-produced by Sonic Boom and the band, it’s the vital record of 2010.

Tickets are on sale to the fan club, via the band’s website/mailing list from April 7-9 and on general sale from 9am on April 9.

The MGMT tour dates are (all September 2010):

16 – Dublin, Olympia
20 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
23 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
24 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
26 – Manchester, Apollo
29 – London, Brixton O2 Academy
30 – London, Brixton O2 Academy