MGMT have confirmed that they will be releasing a new album this year in 2017. The American psychedelic rock band, consisting of members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, sent out an email to their fanbase to tell them that they would be touring this year, performing new material, and releasing a new album. MGMT have yet to release the title of the album alongside any talk of singles, song titles, or direction of musical style. Soon after MGMT released the online newsletter, fans took to popular news and discussion site Reddit to release the news to the world.
Since 2007, MGMT have released three albums titled Oracular Spectacular, Congratulations, and the self-titled album of MGMT. In the bands debut album, they achieved immediate success with the hit songs Time to Pretend, Electric Feel, and Kids. On the second album, MGMT did not achieve as much success as their debut album, with mixed reviews and only a couple of hit songs. In 2013, MGMT released their self-titled album with hit singles like Alien Days, Your Life is a Lie, and Cool Song No. 2. Fans continued to support the band since the release of their first album was one of the most unique and incredible sounds to hit the industry that decade.
MGMT will perform at festivals and concerts around North America in the coming months. The band revealed in their online newsletter that they would be performing some of their new material throughout the summer shows. It has been four years since the band have released a new album.
Tour dates in 2017 for MGMT:
May 19 – Hangout Festival 2017, Gulf Shores, AL
May 26 – Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
June 24 – Mamby On The Beach 2017, Oakwood Beach, Chicago, IL
July 07 – 80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines, IA
July 13 – Pemberton Music Festival 2017, Pemberton, BC
July 21 – FYF Festival 2017, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA
July 22 – Float Fest 2017, Cool River Ranch, San Marcos, TX
July 28 – Panorama Festival 2017, Randall’s Island, New York, NY
Aug 04 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival 2017, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC
Aug 19 – River Fest 2017, Centre Wellington
Sept 22 – 24 – Life is Beautiful Festival 2017, Las Vegas, NV
Are you going to any of these incredible festivals this summer?
Since we don’t have any new music to release to you yet, here are a couple of classic MGMT songs: