MGMT have announced they will embark on an extensive UK and Europe headline tour that includes shows at London’s Eventim Apollo and Manchester’s Albert Hall.
Following their spring 2018 tour that saw their first performance in the UK since Glastonbury 2014, their winter run will take them around Europe and the UK in celebration of their recently released, acclaimed fourth album, Little Dark Age.
MGMT are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the Grammy-nominated duo who have been producing innovative psychedelic pop anthems since their 2008 debut Oracular Spectacular which included some of the biggest songs of the 2000s in Kids, Time to Pretend and Electric Feel.
The band’s fourth album Little Dark Age, released earlier this year, features the “undeniably brilliant” (NME) lead single Little Dark Age as well as When You Die and Me And Michael, and was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. Produced by MGMT, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange) and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala), Little Dark Age is a true “show of strength” (Q, 4*) and “unironically gorgeous… MGMT doing what MGMT do best” (The Guardian, 4*).
The tour announcement follows MGMT’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel in the US, where they performed five songs from Little Dark Age, and comes off the back of a sold out US tour. The band will be playing at the O2 Academy in Leeds on December 16th.