MGMT Reveal Little Dark Age Release Date, Announce Tour

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MGMT Reveal <i>Little Dark Age</i> Release Date, Announce Tour

MGMT’s fourth album officially has a street date: Little Dark Age drops Feb. 9 via Columbia Records, with preorders opening this Friday, Jan. 19. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser have also unveiled a new tour and shared a behind-the-scenes video documenting the album’s making at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, N.Y.

The band’s extensive North American headlining tour, sandwiched between various European dates, is set to kick off in March with a St. Paul, Minn. show. MGMT will play Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, New York City’s Kings Theatre and Brooklyn Steel, and Hollywood’s Palladium, among other venues, wrapping up their run in Tempe, Ariz. on May 20 before returning to Europe for more shows. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, as well.

Previous singles from MGMT’s forthcoming album include the title track, “When You Die” and “Hand It Over”—you can find the full tracklist below. Little Dark Age follows MGMT’s Grammy-nominated 2007 debut, Oracular Spectacular, as well as acclaimed 2010 followup Congratulations and the band’s 2013 self-titled album, which was their least well-received.

The band previewed their new album in a December interview, with VanWyngarden calling the LP “more relaxed” than MGMT. They also discussed collaborating with Connan Mockasin and Ariel Pink on the album, and how an acid trip inspired “James.” “I spent hours screaming at the top of my lungs about Pakistan,” VanWyngarden recalled. Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange) and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala) also served as producers on Little Dark Age. David MacNutt directed the album’s mini making-of movie.

Watch the BTS video via MGMT’s website and listen to their 2011 Daytrotter Session below. Further down, find the Little Dark Age tracklist and the band’s tour dates.

Little Dark Age Tracklist:
01. She Works Out Too Much
02. Little Dark Age
03. When You Die
04. Me and Michael
05. TSLAMP
06. James
07. Days That Got Away
08. One Thing Left To Try
09. When You’re Small
10. Hand It Over

MGMT Tour Dates:

January
30 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s

February
02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
03 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Main Hall
05 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
06 – London, U.K. @ Electric Brixton

March
02 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Myth
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
05 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House
07 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
08 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
09 – New Orleans, La. @ BUKU Music & Art Project
11 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
15 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
16 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre
17 – Montreal, Quebec @ MTELUS
19 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
24 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel

May
07 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
09 – Calgary, Alberta @ Big Four Building
11 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Orpheum Theatre
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Warfield Theatre
18 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Palladium
19 – San Diego, Calif. @ San Diego Civic Theatre
20 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre

June
14-17 – Dover, Del. @ Firefly Music Festival
29-7/1 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

July
06 – Hérouville Saint Clair, France @ Festival Beauregard
12 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
17 – Milan, Italy @ Milano Summer Festival

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