MGMT: Summer Live Preview 2010

Ben Goldwasse and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT perform on the main stage on the first day of Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park on September 11, 2009 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Dates: May-June

Ticket prices: $30-$39.50 (Purchase tickets here)

MGMT likely could've packed bigger venues on this summer run, but the psych-rock band prefers intimacy, according to booking agent Heather Kolker at Paradigm Talent Agency. The smaller settings make these tickets all the more valuable. MGMT's Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser previously told Billboard that its new album, "Congratulations," was written with the idea of playing the songs live.

Outlook: While the act openly admitted that some fans of 2007 debut "Oracular Spectacular" might not like the new set's trippy nature, it seems the band's relentless touring in the past couple of years has paid off: Most summer dates were already sold out at press time.

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