MGMT’s Spring Odyssey

Your springtime just might take a turn for the cosmic as MGMT cruises across the nation playing clubs in such markets as Providence, Cleveland, Seattle, and both Portlands as well as hitting a few Canadian venues.

Photo: John Davisson
Day three of Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

Founding members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser first made each other’s acquaintance more than 10 years ago via a mutual love of mystic paganism.  Although the band tours as a five-piece, Van Wyngarden and Goldwasser performed as a duo for a 2012 gig at the Joshua Light Show.

With a new album scheduled for a summer release, MGMT’s first string of 2013 dates has the band traveling in a somewhat westward direction. Beginning in Pennsylvania, MGMT will play shows in New York, Maine and Rhode Island before heading to engagements in Michigan and Minnesota followed by a series of Canada dates taking them to the West Coast.

Here’s the routing:

April 26 – State College, Pa., Pennsylvania State University
April 28 – Geneseo, N.Y., SUNY / Geneseo
April 30 – Portland, Maine, State Theatre
May 1 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
May 4 – Cleveland, Ohio, Masonic Auditorium
May 6 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Hoogenboom Center
May 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Burton Cummings Theatre
May 9 – Saskatoon, Saskatoon, The Odeon
May 10 – Calgary, Alberta, MacEwan Hall Ballroom
May 11 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Starlite Room
May 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
May 14 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
May 15 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
May 16 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
May 18 – Palo Alto, Calif., Frost Amphitheatre

MGMT has a few festivals on its schedule.  The group will play Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival July 13.  The  Firefly Music Festival scheduled for June 21-23 in Dover, Del., and Kanrocksas in Kansas City June 28-29 will also host the band, but daily lineup announcements for both festivals are still pending.

Photo: John Davisson
Lollapalooza 2010, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

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