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.

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MGMT tour dates:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 22Reading, UKReading Festival
August 23Leeds, UKLeeds Festival
September 6Toronto, ONTV Fest
September 13Saratoga Springs, NYSouthern Comfort Music Experience
September 19San Diego, CAStreet Scene
September 20Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl *
September 22Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre *
September 23Albuquerque, NMKiva Auditorium *
September 25El Paso, TXAbraham Chavez Theater *
September 27Austin, TXAustin City Limits
September 28Tulsa, OKCain Ballroom *
September 29Kansas City, MOUptown Theatre *
September 30Minneapolis, MNWilkins Auditorium *
October 2-3Chicago, ILAragon *
October 5Toronto ONTSound Academy *
October 6Montreal, QUESt. Denis theatre *
October 9-10New York, NYUnited Palace Theatre *
October 18-19Mexico City, MEXMotorkr Festival
November 3Dublin, IREAmbassador
November 5Leeds, UKAcademy
November 6Nottingham, UKRock City
November 7Bristol, UKAcademy
November 9Glasgow, SCOBarrowlands
November 10Birmingham, UKAcademy
November 11Manchester, UKAcademy
November 12Paris, FRAOlympia
November 16Hamburg, GERU&G
November 18Cologne, GERLive Music Hall
November 21Stockholm, SWEDebaser Medis
November 22Berlin, GERLKesselhaus
November 24Munich, GERBackstage
November 27London, UKForum
November 28London, UKShepherds Bush Empire
December 6Perth, AUSBelvoir Amph.
December 9Sydney, AUSEnmore Theatre
December 10Brisbane, AUSThe Tivoli
December 11Melbourne, AUSThe Palace

* with Beck

Last Updated on August 21, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner