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MGMT to play NYC's Guggenheim Museum in November

on September 30, 2011, 1:23pm

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Pennsylvanian-born entrepreneur and philanthropist  Solomon R. Guggenheim was no doubt an insightful, cultured human being in his days. But, it’s highly unlikely he had the proper foresight to know his museum – New York City’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – would play host to quite an assortment of modern-day pop culture events: Isaac Davis’ and Mary Wilkie’s infamous meet up (1979), Detective James Edwards’ legendary alien shake-down (1997), the enviable view from Paul Allen’s Central Park apartment (2000), and MGMT’s dazzling autumnal performance (2011).

That last one hasn’t happened yet, but you could be a part of it. On November 10th and 11th, the Connecticut psychedelic rockers will perform at the museum as part of the 2011 Guggenheim International Gala. (Could you imagine hearing “Flash Delirium” under that signature skylight? Trippy, bro.) While the November 10th gig will be a private after-party, the following night’s event will be open to the public. Member pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, October 13th, while a public on-sale follows a day later on October 14th (via Guggenheim). If you’re one of the lucky members of the Young Collectors Council, you can pick up tickets for that exclusive after-party right now.

How lucky.

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