MGMT - Australia 2008

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Date Venue Status
Sat 06 Dec, 2008 Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
Tue 09 Dec, 2008 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed 10 Dec, 2008 The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thu 11 Dec, 2008 Festival Hall, Melbourne

SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS

MOVED TO LARGER VENUES

After selling out in under three minutes, MGMT’s forthcoming shows in Sydney and Melbourne will be moved to larger venues to meet the overwhelming demand. The shows will remain on their original dates.

Current ticket holders do not need to exchange their tickets. Just turn up to the new venue on the night to gain entry.

Sydney’s Enmore Theatre performance will now take place at the Hordern Pavilion. Please note this show is now fully General Admission. Seating is available in the venue, but is not reserved.

Melbourne’s Palace Theatre performance will now take place at Festival Hall. All tickets purchased for the Palace Theatre performance will be valid for General Admission floor entry at Festival Hall.

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Read on… because The Frontier Touring Company has the news that everyone has been waiting for. MGMT – the super cool Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden – are touring Australia for the first time ever this December. The band will perform headline shows in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Whilst MGMT might seem like an overnight success, they’re not. Goldwasser and VanWyngarden have been performing together since their freshman days at uni back in 2001. After their graduation in 2005, the band took their hyped live show on the road and following a brief hiatus, secured a record deal through SonyBMG.

From there things snowballed, with the band exploding onto the international music scene earlier this year. The duo’s hit song ‘Time To Pretend’ was added to radio the world over, used on the hit UK TV show ‘Skins’ and the USA’s ‘Gossip Girl’ and earned the pair appearances on Letterman and Conan O’Brien.

THE buzz band at this year’s SXSW, MGMT’s psychedelic debut Oracular Spectacular caused a wave of excitement amongst critics and fans alike upon its release in May.

‘Oracular may be a complex effort, but the verdict is simple – it’s brilliant.’ Alternative Press

‘You’ll be hard-pressed to find a record with more musical depth and warmth all year.’ New Musical Express

‘A sugary feast for the senses.’ Uncut

Now with another hit song ‘Electric Feel’ flooding the airwaves and a wealth of live experience (including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Lollapalooza of late), MGMT will be the concert of the Summer.

Enigmatic Sleepy Jackson frontman Luke Steele will warm up the stage for MGMT. Steele will perform a mix of Sleepy Jackson songs and new material from various projects, backed by a full band.

Psychedelic Perth rockers Tame Impala will open the shows. Fresh from inking a deal with Modular, it’ll be worth getting down early to see music’s next big thing in full flight.

Perth fans will also be treated to a cracking set by DJs Anton & Andrei Maz from Death Disco. Get ready to dance!


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