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MGMT debut four new songs at first tour date (Memphis)
On Friday, MGMT announced that their Fourth studio album will be released in 2017. “Incredibly soon we will get back up on the horse of live music in Memphis,” MGMT said in an email newsletter to fans. “And from atop this great horse we will play old songs and new songs. New songs from our new album that you will newly hear this year!”
The band isn’t exactly cryptic with letting us know their return is imminent. In fact, they are rather outright in plotting their rebound to psychedelia. Originally, the band planned to have their new album released in 2016, but it seems that they’re taking their sweet time, which means good things for fans.
Happy bday jesus . Merry holidays everyone. Happy birthday, everyone: 2016 is the year MGMT re-dominates your mind hole , see you then ?
— MGMT (@whoisMGMT) December 25, 2015
— MGMT (@whoisMGMT) September 27, 2016
MGMT played at Beale Street Music Festival on Friday, May 5th and the band debuted five new songs from their newest studio album. From the looks of it, the band is back in action. Their live shows looks finely tuned even during their very first date and the setlist itself appears to be a combination of new tracks, deep cuts, and hits.
It’s Time For MGMT To Re-dominate Our Mind Holes
The band clearly has the momentum needed to carry them through fest season, and maybe traveling on the road will give them the nuanced perspective they need to inject that infectious sense of childhood wonder into their tracks. In any case, 2017 will be the year of MGMT.
Time to Pretend
Little Dark Age (New song)
James (New song)
Goodbye Horses (New song)
Me and Michael (New song)
When You Die (New Song)
Pieces of What
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
MGMT 2017 Tour Dates:
05/19 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/24 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach
07/07 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Music Festival
07/13 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
07/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
07/23 – Martindale, TX @ Float Fest
07/28 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/19 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest Elora
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival