MGMT are set to headline the opening night of Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA on Saturday October 17, 2009. Now in it’s 3rd year, Treasure Island Music Festival has become the most anticipated boutique festival tour on the West Coast. Also on the bill for this date are MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, The Streets and more. Headlining the festival on Sunday are The Flaming Lips, with openers The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo, Grizzly Bear and more. MGMT recently collaborated with Wayne Coyne and co. for the next Flaming Lips release. Treasure Island Ticket information is below.

MGMT are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser. MGMT perform live as a five-piece with James Richardson (guitar), Matt Asti (bass) and Will Berman (drums). The duo released their debut album Oracular Spectacular in January of 2008 on Columbia Records. The duo went on to tour the world and garner critical raves for their innovative approach and style. The band recently played a sold out show in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to over 6,000 fans. The NY Post likened the vibe at the show to that of The Greatful Dead and Jefferson Airplane in their late 60’s heyday. MGMT have select tour dates in the continental US and Europe, as well as their first show in Hawaii. MGMT are also set to play with Sir Paul McCartney in Boston in early August, for full itinerary visit

For Treasure Island Music Festival tickets:

A limited quantity of $99.99 2-Day tickets and VIP Single Day 2-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, July 14th at 12pm PST through A VIP 2-Pack includes 2 VIP tickets to one day, 1 parking spot on island, preferred viewing area with bleachers, lounge with full bar and other amenities. Single Day tickets go on sale on Friday, July 17th at 10am PST. To off-set traffic congestion and the limited amount of parking on the island, Treasure Island Music Festival will be providing shuttles on and off the island to ticket holders at no additional cost.

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