The Soul Collective Tour with MGMT, Amanda Blank, Yacht, Popo, Francis & the Lights, DJ Sammy Slice, DJ Sega and more


One of my favorite bands, MGMT,  is coming to Philadelphia and its all due to the Kia Soul Collective Tour. The Tour is sponsored by Kia Motors America and  is on the heels of the launch of the all-new 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle.The Collective is bringing the Soul directly to Philadelphia from Thursday, September 24- Sunday, September 27, with interactive events and test-drive opportunities for consumers as part of a 10-city nationwide tour. More information on the nationwide tour can be found at

Just announced for the tour’s stop in Philly are artists MGMT, Amanda Blank, YACHT, Francis and the Lights and The Drums. In addition to the live music, the series of events also will incorporate art installations, video screenings, and Kia Soul test-drives. There also will be DJ sets from prominent Philadelphia DJs like Dirty South Joe, DJ Sammy Slice, DJ Sega, DJ Paul Devro and Nick the V. The Kia Soul Collective event is open daily to the public, and guests are invited to drop by at the below dates for FREE live music, DJ Sets, and to test-drive the all-new Kia Soul. Each attendee who test-drives a Kia Soul will receive a pair of tickets to see MGMT Sunday, September 27.Test drives of the all-new Kia Soul will be available each day at the 23rd Street Armory from Noon to 8 p.m.

More events and details can be found via the Kia Soul Collective Web site at, and through its Twitter,

Here is the schedule of Events:


Thursday, September 24: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Media/RSVP-only launch event with performance by YACHT
DJ Set by Paul Devro of Mad Decent

Friday, September 25: 12-8 p.m.
Test-drives all day
DJ sets all day by Sammy Slice, and DJ SEGA of Mad Decent
Performance by POPO and Amanda Blank

Saturday, September 26: 12-8 p.m.
Test-drives all day
DJ sets all day by Nick the V, and Dirty Joe South
Performances by The Drums and Francis and the Lights

Sunday, September 27:

Test-drives all day from 12-8 p.m.
DJ set all day by Dave P
6:30-10 p.m: Doors for MGMT performance; secure tickets after test- driving a Kia Soul

WHERE: 23rd Street Armory
22 South 23rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103