MGMT announce release date for ‘Little Dark Age,’ reveal 2018 North American tour dates

MGMT looks to celebrate the release of their first album in five years with a lengthy North American tour, set to kick off on March 3 and running well into the summer. Announced Tuesday morning, the upcoming tour will see members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser performing their catalogue of indie-rock hits for audiences across Europe, Canada and the U.S. over the next six months to help promote Little Dark Age, which is set to arrive on Feb. 9 via Columbia Records.

In addition to sharing the release date, tracklisting and artwork for Little Dark Age on Tuesday, the band also shared a behind-the-scenes video on the making of their first album since 2013. The video, embedded below, chronicles the duo’s creative process on this album from their workspace at Tarbox Road Studios in west New York. Up until now, the indie-rock duo have left their fans in the dark on details for their follow up to 2013’s MGMT. They’ve released the albums first three singles in “Little Dark Age,” “When You Die” and most recently, “Hand It Over.”

The band will be visiting plenty of major and secondary markets across the U.S. and Canada, including Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, Boston, Montreal, Brooklyn and Salt Lake City. Notable stops on their spring-into-summer run include shows at Brooklyn’s King’s Theatre on March 24, and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on March 11, just to name a few. They’re also scheduled to make a few select appearances at a few festivals along the way, including the previously announced Firefly Music Festival in Delaware and Italy’s Milano Summer Festival.

Tickets for select shows on the band’s upcoming 2018 concert campaign will be going on sale starting this Friday, Jan. 19, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Little Dark Age track listing:
1. "She Works Out Too Much"
2. "Little Dark Age"
3. "When You Die"
4. "Me and Michael"
6. "James"
7. "Days That Got Away"
8. "One Thing Left To Try"
9. "When You’re Small"
10. "Hand It Over"

2018 Tour Dates:
Jan. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
Feb. 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Feb. 3 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Main Hall
Feb. 5 - Paris, France - La Cigale
Feb. 6 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
March 2 - St. Paul, MN - Myth (Click here for tickets)
March 3 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 5 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
March 7 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom (Click here for tickets)
March 8 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater (Click here for tickets)
March 9 - New Orleans, LA - BUKU Music & Art Project
March 11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Click here for tickets)
March 13 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
March 15 - Washington, DC - The Anthem (Click here for tickets)
March 16 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
March 17 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
March 19 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
March 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (Click here for tickets)
March 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
May 7 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium (Click here for tickets)
May 9 - Calgary, AB - Big Four Building
May 11 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
May 12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO (Click here for tickets)
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 18 - Hollywood, CA - Palladium
May 19 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 20 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre (Click here for tickets)
June 14-17 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
June 29 - July 1 Beuningen, Netherlands - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
July 6 - Hérouville Saint Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
July 12 - Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
July 17 - Milan, Italy - Milano Summer Festival