MGMT Tickets for Sale
MGMT is a genre-bending psychedelic synth pop band that was formed in Middletown, Connecticut at Wesleyan University.
Its band members are Benjamin Goldwasser, Andrew VanWyngarden, Matt Asti, Will Berman, and James Richardson.
Hank Sullivant was a past member who was responsible for guitar. Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden are the core members of the group. They lived in the same dormitory and they made a few songs together before finally forming a band. The core members started by creating rote replications of the cuts they loved, this was a collection that included, Suicide, David Bowie, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Royal Trux, The Flaming Lips, Prince and Neil Young. They released Time to Pretend, EP, after which they signed with Columbia records They released Oracular Spectacular in digital format before finally releasing the physical album three months later. The album was at position 60 at its peak on the billboard chart. It was also in the UK top 20 and Australian top 20.The band has released three albums, Oracular Spectacular, Congratulations and MGMT. The MGMT in concert do attract large crowds and their popularity has contributed to their financial success.
The band has collaborated with Kid Cudi, a rapper and are featured on the track Pursuit of Happiness. Kid Cudi got a nomination for the Best Hip-Hop video on the 2010 MTV VMA,s for his song Pursuit of Happiness. The band also collaborated with Beck on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen.
The Union for a Popular Movement Party compensated MGMT for using the song kids without the permission of the band. The money from the compensation was donated to an artists, rights organization.
MGMT's biggest year had to be 2008. They were featured on seemingly endless festival tickets. They played at SXSW, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Reading, Roskilde, Leeds, T in the Park, and many more. The group toured the world playing before millions of fans. MGMT even opened for Radiohead, M.I.A., and Beck.
This year has been nearly as eventful. They again played at a summer full of festivals and have even been opening for Paul McCartney on his Summer Live '09 Tour. MGMT has been adding a few songs to the set from their upcoming album, Congratulations, which they hope will take them from an underground sensation to mainstream success.
OnlineSeats will have the MGMT tickets for their long list of festivals and their gigs as opening acts in addition to their own 2010 promotional tour. Search the inventory on all these scheduled dates and find the tickets you want. If the venue is big enough we may even have a seating chart to help you pick the best seats in the house.