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Indie pop band MGMT coming to Cleveland in May

By Malcolm Abram Published: March 11, 2013

MGMT (Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden) is coming to Cleveland in May shortly after the release of their third full length album imaginatively titled "MGMT"



What: MGMT

When: 8 p.m., Saturday May, 4

Where: The Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Tickets: $29.50

Information:, all TicketMaster locations, (800) 745-3000


from the digital desks of Livenation:

- MGMT announced their spring North American tour this afternoon. The energetic duo will stop in Cleveland to play the historic Cleveland Masonic Auditorium on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Doors for the concert will be at 7:00 PM, with the show beginning at 8:00
Tickets are available on
Cosmic forces were at work when MGMT's co-founders, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met over ten years ago at Wesleyan University. Drawn together by a mutual love of mystic paganism, the duo signed to Columbia Records in the eve of 2006. On a mission to sprinkle the music industry with weirdness and unpredictability the band delivered their debut album "Oracular Spectacular" in 2008. The record garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 albums of the decade.

2010's "Congratulations" was conceived even before "Oracular Spectacular"'s release! The "musically adventurous" eclectic mixture of tracks may have sounded a little confusing to some, but that's only because MGMT's unconventional pop structures reflect the chaotic vibrations of the world -- and who can realistically make sense of that? "Congratulations" debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the
UK, going on to become one of the most talked about albums of the past decade.
Performing live as a five piece, MGMT continue to entertain through multiple TV appearances (including covering Pink Floyd's "Lucifer Sam" on Jimmy Fallon in while decked out in hardened fisherman's gear), a steady stream of music festival performances around the world, curating the latest edition of the "Late Night Tales" music compilation, and remaining precocious and curious under-30 wunderkind. Via their recorded music medium, the endlessly experimental and spontaneous duo have stayed true to their precarious nature.

The Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, located at 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115, is a historic landmark that was completed in 1921. The building was home to the Cleveland Orchestra prior to Severance Hall. Currently, the building is come to the Cleveland Masonic Library and Museum, as well as The Singing Angels (a youth choir). More information about the auditorium can be found by calling the venue at (216) 881-6350.


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