This band has come a long way, such a long way that they were able to sell out this show at Metropolis. There is not a ticket to be had. When I found that out I asked myself “Why?” I did some investigating and soon realized the answer to my question.
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden make up MGMT. The two men are from New York City and caught the attention of the music world right away. In 2008 they were named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 10 Acts to Watch. In 2010 they were nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for their song “Kids” at the Grammy Awards.
Their sound is a kind of fluid and always changing version of psychedelic pop. Maybe for that reason (the type of sound they have) they have been immensely popular in the UK and Australia, but not as big here.
Having opened for the likes of Radiohead, of Montreal, M.I.A., Paul McCartney, and Beck plus having participated in big events like Bonnaroo, Virgin Festival and Coachella have allowed them to develop their own unique identity on stage.
This general admission show is for all ages.
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketpro.ca or (514) 790-1111
-Ticket Price: $30.00 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Violens