MGMT is an American band based in Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006. On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT “Artist of the Day”. On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top 10 “Artist to Watch” in 2008. The band was named 9th in the BBC’s Sound of 2008 top 10 poll. Their first album as MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at number 12 on the UK album chart and number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine and was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with “Electric Feel”, 5th with “Kids” and 18th with “Time to Pretend”. MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track “Kids” was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. Their second album, Congratulations, was recently released and they have just been added to the lineup for the well-known Voodoo Experience 2010 taking place over Halloween weekend in New Orleans, LA.
General Admission tickets are $32.00 in Advance and $35.00 Day of Show. They go on sale Friday July 16th/10am at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
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Also On Sale at Fillmore Miami Beach:
Thursday, July 29 Crowded House
Friday August 20 Demetri Martin
Saturday, August 21 Interpol
Wednesday, August 25 Deftones
Tuesday, October 5 Yeasayer
Friday, October 8 The Comedians of Chelsea Lately
Saturday October 9 Serj Tankian (On Sale 7/16)
Wednesday, October 15 Vampire Weekend
Saturday, October 16 Daniel Tosh
Friday, December 10 Louis C.K. (On Sale 7/16)
Saturday, December 11 Margaret Cho
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