MGMT to Play Hometown Show in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Friday, Dec. 13

Oct 2, 2013

BROOKYLN (October 2, 2013) – In celebration of their new self-titled album, MGMT will play a show in their hometown of Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Friday, December 13.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, October 4, at 11 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, October 5 at noon.

MGMT recently launched “Cool Song No. 2," the second video from MGMT, via VEVO. Written and created by director Isaiah Seret and costume designer Mindy Le Brock, and shot by award-winning cinematographer, Bradford Young, “Cool Song No. 2” depicts a fully-realized future world in which genetically engineered plants are converted into euphoria-inducing drugs. The video stars Michael Kenneth Williams (known for his legendary roles as Omar in The Wire and Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire) as The Plant Hunter and Henry Hopper as his lover, Tree, who has been mutated by the drug and is undergoing the final stage of a bizarre physical transformation. “Cool Song No. 2” can be watched here: http://smarturl.it/CoolSongVideo

MGMT was recently released to widespread critical praise. Under The Radar hails the album as MGMT’s “most visionary and challenging album,” and Filter asserts that it “contains the same ingenuity fans have come to expect. The band still holds to no precedent but its own.” A collection of 10 diverse and powerful songs, the album is a result of MGMT’s experimentation with various in-studio writing processes and allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. Time notes, "As the band has matured so has their sound and the duo is moving past their Day-Glo party soundtrack tunes to create a more grown-up synth-heavy psychedelia,” and the Los Angeles Times declares that "Many [of the songs] are singalong catchy, but in their own surrealistic way." All commercial formats of MGMT include a download of the “Optimizer,” an immersive audio + visual album experience. Learn more here: http://youtu.be/uDWGgQIHQho

MGMT are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.