Brooklyn, NY-based indie rock group MGMT, the duo of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden, have been logging lots of time on the road...

Brooklyn, NY-based indie rock group MGMT, the duo of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden, have been logging lots of time on the road lately, and will be touring Australia for the first time ever this December. The two will perform headline shows in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, December 6-11.

The two have been playing together since their days at Wesleyan University in Connecticut back in 2001. After graduating in 2005, they toured extensively in support of their “Time to Pretend” EP.

Exploding on the international music scene earlier this year, they have played several festivals, including twice at Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (Sweden), T in the Park (UK) and Oxegen Festival (Ireland). On our shores, MGMT has also logged some festival time at SXSW, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga in Montreal, QUE.

More UK festivals are on tap this month with stops at Reading, Leeds and V Fest. A US trek with Beck follows on September 20-October 10, which includes a solo gig at Austin City Limits in Austin, TX, on September 27. After two more festival dates in mid-October, this time in Mexico, the duo head over to Europe for a month of headline shows, November 3-28, before heading Down Under.

MGMT tour dates:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 22 Reading, UK Reading Festival
August 23 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
September 6 Toronto, ONT V Fest
September 13 Saratoga Springs, NY Southern Comfort Music Experience
September 19 San Diego, CA Street Scene
September 20 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl *
September 22 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre *
September 23 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium *
September 25 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theater *
September 27 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
September 28 Tulsa, OK Cain Ballroom *
September 29 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre *
September 30 Minneapolis, MN Wilkins Auditorium *
October 2-3 Chicago, IL Aragon *
October 5 Toronto ONT Sound Academy *
October 6 Montreal, QUE St. Denis theatre *
October 9-10 New York, NY United Palace Theatre *
October 18-19 Mexico City, MEX Motorkr Festival
November 3 Dublin, IRE Ambassador
November 5 Leeds, UK Academy
November 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
November 7 Bristol, UK Academy
November 9 Glasgow, SCO Barrowlands
November 10 Birmingham, UK Academy
November 11 Manchester, UK Academy
November 12 Paris, FRA Olympia
November 16 Hamburg, GER U&G
November 18 Cologne, GER Live Music Hall
November 21 Stockholm, SWE Debaser Medis
November 22 Berlin, GER LKesselhaus
November 24 Munich, GER Backstage
November 27 London, UK Forum
November 28 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
December 6 Perth, AUS Belvoir Amph.
December 9 Sydney, AUS Enmore Theatre
December 10 Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli
December 11 Melbourne, AUS The Palace

* with Beck