MGMT and Saul Williams Continue Their Roll on the Charts

MGMT and Saul Williams both continued their roll this week, with MGMT staying strong with their Columbia Records debut Oracular Spectacular scanning 4,762 units, bringing their 12-week total to 53,655, while Saul Williams continues to feel the impact from the use of his “List of Demands (Reparations)” in the debut TV spot for Sparq, Nike’s new line of training gear, selling 10,585 digital tracks up 28% from last week’s total of 8,260 putting the two-week total at 18,845.

MGMT will perform on Late Night With Conan O’Brien on May 15th, before returning to the States in early June for a string of dates:

  • Jun 7 2008 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, California
  • Jun 11 2008 Hi-Tone – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 12 2008 Bonnaroo – Manchester, Tennessee
  • Aug 2 2008 Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 6 2008 Festival – Toronto, Ontario

Saul Williams has about a week’s worth of dates left on his tour in the States before playing a million shows in Europe then heading back across the lake for Bumbershoot in Seattle:

  • Apr 17 2008 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 18 2008 – Martyrs – Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 19 2008 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 20 2008 – Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Apr 21 2008 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 22 2008 – Belly Up – Aspen, Colorado
  • Apr 23 2008 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Apr 30 2008 – Miles College – Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 12 2008 – Button Factory – Dublin, Dublin
  • May 13 2008 – Cyprus Avenue – Cork
  • May 14 2008 – Roisin Dubh – Galway, Galway
  • May 16 2008 – The Volks – Brighton
  • May 18 2008 – Minehead Butlins Holiday Centre – Somerset
  • May 19 2008 – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
  • May 21 2008 – Stereo – Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 22 2008 – The Plug – Sheffield
  • May 23 2008 – Hi-Fi Club – Leeds
  • May 24 2008 – Rock City – Nottingham
  • May 25 2008 – Academy – Bristol
  • May 26 2008 – Academy – Oxford
  • May 27 2008 – Scala – London, London and South East
  • May 29 2008 – Docks – Lausanne
  • May 30 2008 – Posthof – Linz
  • May 31 2008 – WUK – Vienna
  • Jun 02 2008 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp
  • Jun 03 2008 – Helling – Utrecht, Utrecht
  • Jun 04 2008 – Bercy – Paris
  • Jun 05 2008 – Aeronef – Lille
  • Jun 06 2008 – Rock am Ring – Nurburgring
  • Jun 07 2008 – Rock im Park – Nurnberg
  • Jun 08 2008 – La Cigalle – Paris
  • Jul 03 2008 – 02 Wireless Festival – London, London and South East
  • Jul 04 2008 – Quart Festival – Kristiansand
  • Jul 05 2008 – Arvika Festival – Arvika
  • Jul 10 2008 – Poolbar Festival – Feldkirch
  • Jul 11 2008 – La Rote Fabrik, Club Raum – Zurich, Zurich
  • Jul 13 2008 – Chauffer dans la Noirceur – Montmarin sur Mer
  • Aug 30 2008 – Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 31 2008 – Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, Washington

Enjoy Saul covering U2’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday”.

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