MGMT Plans for 2018 Album, ‘Little Dark Age’ & North American Tour + Festival Dates

UPDATE: MGMT’s new album will be called Little Dark Age. Watch the Instagram “making of” teaser video below.

Instagram statement (5/7/17):

We want you to be excited. Here’s a “making of” teaser video by @avidmacnutt to wet your whistles with audio visual scraps from the germination of the forthcoming album LITTLE DARK AGE

Original article:

In a recent fan newsletter, psychedelic pop rockers MGMT announced plans for a new album in 2018, the duo’s first since their 2013 self-titled release. The newsletter also reveals plans for a North American tour, “we are about to tour around North America and also put out a new album.” A list of current dates can be found below.

Full statement:

HELLO AGAIN This is definitely us, mgmt (band), and we are right here in your emails to announce personally and succinctly, to you, and you alone, as well as to all those receiving this email, that, in this the year 2017, this auspicious year, we (MGMT) are genuinely excited to tell you of our imminent and immediate return to the world and the top of the stage. In other words – we are RETURNING! Incredibly soon we will get back up on the horse of live music in Memphis, TN, the birthplace of rock and roll and the home of the blues (and formerly Andrew), and from atop this great horse we will play old songs and new songs. New songs from our new album that you will newly hear this year! Does this make any sense? What we are saying is we are about to tour around North America and also put out a new album! Mostly we want most of you to see us and hear us this summer and we want that too! Love mgmt”

MGMT 2017 Tour Dates

May 19 Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival Gulf Shores, AL
May 27 Sasquatch Music Festival Quincy, WA
Jun 24 Mamby on the Beach Chicago, IL
Jul 07 80/35 Music Festival Des Moines, IA
Jul 13 Pemberton Music Festival Pemberton, BC
Jul 22 FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA
Jul 23 FLOAT FEST Martindale, TX
Jul 28 Panorama NYC New York, NY
Aug 04 Osheaga 2017 Montreal, Canada
Aug 19 Riverfest Elora Elora, Canada
Sep 24 Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV