MGMT made a visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City this week to deliver a pair of wonderful performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The electro-rock outfit sent viewers on a ride back in melodic time with a retro-produced televised performance of, “Me and Michael,” the fourth and latest single from their new studio album, Little Dark Age.
Video of Monday's performance can be watched above, and features a psychedelia-styled television format which perfectly captures the softer edge of “Me and Michael.” The square-shaped screen ratio really drives home that nostalgic warmth from a bygone synth-pop era that older fans will remember with a memory and smile.
The band also provided a more modernized, bonus performance alongside Colbert’s “Late Show” house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. As Colbert explains in the video below, MGMT’s “Electric Feel” off their 2007 Oracular Spectacular album was one of the recurring tracks that played during the commercial breaks back when the comedian was hosting his then hit show, “The Colbert Report.” It was only fitting to bring the band back out to play a song that echoed throughout Colbert’s live audience so during so many off-air breaks over the years.
The North American leg of MGMT’s 2018 world tour is scheduled to start this Friday with a show at Myth in St. Paul, Minn. From there the rock band will remain on the road in the U.S. and Canada until late May, before heading back over to Europe just in time for the start of summer. Throughout their spring trek, MGMT is scheduled to play notable venues including Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, Austin’s ACL Live at Moody Theater and Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium just to name a few. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.