MGMT plans biggest-yet UK headline tour

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Brooklyn retro-pop duo MGMT has announced details of a tour in the UK and Ireland in September 2010. Tickets go on sale April 9 for the six-date tour leg, which includes performances in Dublin, Glasgow, and London.

The band has recently been performing shows in New York and around Europe in anticipation of the April 12 release of its hyped second album, Congratulations. MGMT's upcoming tour dates include an April 6 concert in Australia, followed by performances in North America, including an April 17 appearance at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.

The UK/Ireland tour, which will be the band's biggest headline tour in that region, begins September 16 in Dublin, followed by shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Bournemouth, and Manchester, and ending with two shows at London's Brixton Academy on September 29 and 30.

UK/Ireland tour dates:

16: Dublin Olympia
20: Glasgow Barrowlands
23: O2 Academy Birmingham
24: O2 Academy Bournemouth
26: Manchester Apollo
29, 30: London O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale on April 9 at 9am (GMT). For more information, visit, then click on the country of your choice.

Congratulations is the follow-up to MGMT's 2008 album Oracular Spectacular, which went platinum in the UK and Australia and was named best album of 2008 by NME Magazine.