Posted in music | tour dates on May 3, 2010

"Playing Fordham's Spring Weekend w/ @birbigs and so far what I've learned about the youths of today is they still love flip flops and cargs." - Max Silvestri

'Only mgmt singing my fav-song-of-the-moment, Congratulations. Nbd.' -mickiemyheart

MGMT went from Fordham on Saturday (5/1) (where Max Silvestri and Mike Birbiglia also performed), pictured above, to the Bamboozle in Jersey on Sunday...

[After Girl Talk was] MGMT, the glam-prog outfit whose new album Congratulations is being met with confusion from some corners. It's certainly not as immediate a listen as the group's keyboard-spangled Oracular Spectacular, but it is a somewhat bewitchingly strange pop album. At one point a man canvassed the crowd handing out 3-D glasses, which seemed appropriate both for the red-and-blue beams surrounding the band and for the pillowy, proggy songs they rocked from the new record. MGMT brought back the doubters by closing their set with the sugar-coated "Kids," and as fans' camera phones were held aloft, they lobbed a question at the next headliner: "Hey, Weezer, are you playing this song, too? It's our song."

As it turned out, the answer was "yes," although it wouldn't be answered until much later in Weezer's set...It was during the first encore (which was introduced by the band replicating the drum and guitar solos that open Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher") that "Kids" was brought out and interpolated with Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," not to mention a blonde wig on Cuomo's head. While the borrowed bits of other songs delighted the crowd, Weezer opted to end the night and the festival with "Buddy Holly," demonstrating they still have plenty of firepower from their own catalog." [Rolling Stone @ Bamboozle]

Videos of both versions of "Kids" are below.

MGMT will be be on Letterman on May 11th. And they're playing Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, August 17th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am. I wonder how many, if any, show they'll add. Can they beat Vampire Weekend's three? Peter Gabriel plays his second show at the venue tonight (5/3).

The MGMT show comes at the end of the band's summer-long tour of North America (the May/June secion of which will be opened by Tame Impala). They also have European dates from September to December mapped out. All tour dates and videos are below...


Weezer plays MGMT & Poker Face @ Bamboozle 2010

Sun fest 2010: Weezer- MGMT and Lady Gaga Remix

MGMT- "Kids" live at Fordham University on 5/01/2010

MGMT- "It's Working" live at Fordham University on 5/01/2010

MGMT - 2010 Tour Dates
May 11 Live On Letterman NYC, New York, US
May 28 Avila Beach Resort San Luis Obispo, California, US
May 29 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Santa Cruz, California, US
May 31 Sasquatch Festival George, Washington, US
Jun 1 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon, US
Jun 2 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon, US
Jun 4 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah , US
Jun 6 Stubb's Austin, Texas, US
Jun 7 House of Blues Houston, Texas, US
Jun 8 House Of Blues Dallas, Texas, US
Jun 11 Red Rocks Morrison, Colorado, US
Jun 13 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Missouri, US
Jun 14 The Vogue Indianapolis, Indiana , US
Jun 15 LC Pavilion Columbus, Ohio, US
Jun 16 The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan, US
Jun 18 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois, US
Jun 20 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Jul 15 SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, California, US
Jul 16 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, California, US
Jul 18 2010 9:00PFox Theater Pomona, California, US
Jul 21 Fox Theater Oakland, California, US
Jul 24 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada, CA
Aug 4 Metropolis Montreal, Canada, CA
Aug 5 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada, CA
Aug 8 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 11 Mountain Park Holyoke, Massachuse, US
Aug 12 Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Burlington, Vermont , US
Aug 14 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland , US
Aug 17 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY, US
Sep 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland, IE
Sep 17 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland, IE
Sep 20 Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Sep 21 Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Sep 23 02 Academy Birmingham, UK, UK
Sep 24 02 Academy Bournemouth, UK, UK
Sep 26 Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK, UK
Sep 29 Brixton Academy London, UK, UK
Sep 30 Brixton Academy London, UK, UK
Oct 1 Brixton Academy London, UK, UK
Oct 3 AB Café/Resto Brussels, Belgium, BE
Oct 4 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands, NL
Oct 5 Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
Oct 7 Bataclan Paris, France, FR
Oct 8 Bataclan Paris, France, FR
Oct 9 Bataclan Paris, France, FR
Nov 29 Stahlwerk Dusseldorf, Germany, DE
Nov 30 Docks Hamburg, Germany, DE
Dec 2 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway, NO
Dec 3 Berns Stockholm, Sweden, SE
Dec 4 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark, DK
Dec 6 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany, US
Dec 7 Tonhalle Munich, Germany, US
Dec 8 Gasometer Vienna, Austria, AT
Dec 10 Archa Theatre Prague, Czech Republic, CZ
Dec 12 Alcatraz Milan, Italy, IT
Dec 13 Maag Hall Zurich, Switzerland, CH
Dec 14 Le Transbordeur Lyon, France, FR
Dec 16 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain, ES
Dec 17 La Riviera Madrid, Spain, ES
Dec 18 Campo Pequeno Lisbon, Portugal, PT



Comments (24)

MGMT was great at 'boozle last night :D though, i enjoyed their set at APW more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 2:29 PM

it was so easy to sneak into this

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 2:32 PM

"play only songs that we know!" - fordham bro when MGMT were playing "i have a whistle"

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 2:52 PM

I don't know who I want to hate more....

MGMT or Vampire Weekend....

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 2:54 PM

i dont know if i've ever seen more basketball jerseys..also it was quite comical hearing frat boys scream kids for almost the entire show

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 2:59 PM

frat boys? there are no frats at fordham...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 3:20 PM

you dont need to be in a fraternity to be a "frat boy". You just have to be unable to hold your liquor, and stupid. and sleeveless tees of course

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 3:35 PM

also, fordham bro's playing frisbee and drunkenly throwing them into the faces of chicks = priceless.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 3:52 PM

People are trying so hard to like the new MGMT album. It's really funny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 4:33 PM

^it isn't hard^

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 5:26 PM

im glad someone could capture just how half-hearted the karaoke version of kids was. they didn't even pretend to play the parts...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 5:34 PM

Manage MEH nt

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 5:36 PM

i found the new MGMT a lot easier to like than the new VW, and found myself going back to it a lot more as time passed [whereas i haven't listened to a single track off Contra in a month]. a lot of great tracks on there (FD, Congrats, Brian Eno, Song For Dan Treacy, It's Working)

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 5:38 PM

I have never seen MGMT. I watched about 15 seconds of the It's Working clip. They sounded horrendous.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 5:47 PM

that clip doesn't do it justice, they sounded great. that kid's camera has a weak ass mic

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 8:01 PM

Saw them at APW last year and didn't like it.
Saw them at Bamboozle this year and thought it was better.

They've certainly improved over last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:03 PM

your mom has a weak ass mic


Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:04 PM

The only difference between Ween and MGMT is that Gener and Deaner don't give a shit about fashion and write (or wrote, at least) better songs. Check it out, kiddies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:36 PM

Does anyone else remember the karaoke set that MGMT played at North Six the summer of 2005?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:16 PM

9:36, I agree ween is better yet how can you even compare the two? Ween does 3+ hour live shows & the worst ween album blows away the best mgmt album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:39 PM

if you don't like the new MGMT album you are a main streamer.

Posted by carles | May 4, 2010 12:38 PM

12:38, you're a victim of reverse hype. Sometimes an album just kind of sucks. Arbitrary complexity is not the same thing as genius.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 1:01 PM

MGMT: good producer for album 1 + crappy live + crappy 2nd album = one hit wonder

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 2:15 PM

sad that fordham had mgmt and girl talk so many years after they were relevant... kinda like how third eye blind played when i was there

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:43 AM

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