Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on January 12, 2010

photos by Samantha Marble

Passion Pit

"Gigantic LED screens lit the stage as Passion Pit took the stage with entrance music pounding through the speakers, an evolutionary gesture. The crowd, a mixture of hardened hipsters with their battle stories and tweens with tickets bought on parental credit cards, lost their collective minds in that cocktail of excitement and uncertain celebrity usually associated with mid-level professional athletes and reality television stars. Passion Pit, the kids from Boston with that independent EP turned Columbia Records LP, proved as magnanimous as confident in their pose, saying something unspoken like, "Dear 3,000 people, thanks for buying tickets to see us. Appreciate it. Now we're going to light this place up, okay?"" [32Ft/Second]
Passion Pit finished their three-night run at Terminal 5 with s final show on January 10th opened by Tragedy (an "all-metal BeeGees cover band") and Brahms (who have a show coming up with Lemonade and Delorean). Tragedy brought out a special guest fitness instructor (aka Dave Hill) in very tight shorts. More pictures of that night are posted below.

Passion Pit pictures from night one are HERE and pics of night one opener Rural Alberta Advantage are HERE.

Passion Pit has shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe coming up, and they'll be back to tour North America with Mayer Hawthorne in late-March/April (no NYC dates yet). We already posted most of the dates. They are updated with more pictures from Sunday below...

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Passion Pit - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 15 Big Day Out Auckland
Jan 17 Big Day Out Gold Coast
Jan 20 Metro Theatre Sydney
Jan 22 Big Day Out Sydney
Jan 23 Big Day Out Sydney
Jan 25 Corner Hotel Melbourne
Jan 26 Big Day Out Melbourne
Jan 29 Big Day Out Adelaide
Jan 31 Big Day Out Perth
Feb 04 Club Quattro Osaka, Osaka
Feb 05 Duo Tokyo, Tokyo
Feb 06 Astro Hall Tokyo, Tokyo
Mar 01 Botanique Brussels, Brussels-capital
Mar 03 Academy Bristol
Mar 04 Met Uni Leeds
Mar 05 Academy Manchester
Mar 06 ABC Glasgow
Mar 08 UEA Norwich
Mar 09 Rock City Nottingham
Mar 11 HMV Forum London
Mar 13 Olympia Dublin
Mar 26 Ultra Music Festival Miami, Florida
Mar 28 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York #
Mar 29 Pullo Center York, Pennsylvania #
Mar 30 House of Blues - 92.3 "Cheap Date" Cleveland, Ohio #
Mar 31 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio #
Apr 02 Congress Theatre Chicago, Illinois #
Apr 03 Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin #
Apr 04 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota #
Apr 05 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri #
Apr 07 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado #
Apr 08 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah #
Apr 10 McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon #
Apr 11 Commodore Vancouver, British Columbia #
Apr 12 Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon #
Apr 14 Freeborn Hall Davis, California #
Apr 15 The Warfield Theatre San Francisco, California #
# w/ Mayer Hawthorne

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Comments (28)

were these taken with a point and shoot?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:06 PM

Their fifteen minutes should be up by now...

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:08 PM

"were these taken with a point and shoot?"

if your implication is that these pics are not good, you are buggin!

Posted by great pics | January 12, 2010 2:11 PM

So this is where the New York LGBT community was that night.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:15 PM

Wow they went from playing Pianos in NYC in 2008 to Perth, Australia in 2010..that is quick!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:20 PM

"were these taken with a point and shoot?"
No. Shot on a high ISO. That's what's up with the noise/grain.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:30 PM

saw one of these shows.

not my thing, but i was really impressed. heard all the stories about a terrible live band-- but they were a pretty good band with a GREAT fucking light show. and the kids ate it up.

kudos to their light dude.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:41 PM

if they can sell out terminal 5 three nights i wonder if they're going to do an even bigger venue. What else is there, radio city?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:50 PM

Big hole in their schedule during SXSW. Hmmmm.

Posted by JAE | January 12, 2010 2:50 PM

hahaha-- yeah, they better play SXSW. they could use the exposure.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 2:55 PM

Passion Pit has to be the biggest bunch of douche bags I have ever met — and that's coming from a girl. Time to go away now, mediocre music-makers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 3:04 PM

3:04 who in the band did you meet? When i met them they were frinedly...couldn't be nicer...maybe it was because you were a...?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 3:15 PM

warlock

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 3:16 PM

they from boston...nuff said

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 3:20 PM

pics are def awful looking!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 3:58 PM

I like anon 3:04's style.

Posted by Señor | January 12, 2010 4:50 PM

I second 3:04! They are HUGE douchbags. They're all trustfund babies who shit on everyone at their disposal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 7:23 PM

why does the guy in the bottom pic have face paint on. and he's wearing no shirt. it's like he's at a football game.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 8:53 PM

AN EVOLUTIONARY GESTURE? Piss off. I know these kids and they're straight frontin'. Cued loops and cocaine! Last time I checked the point of a drummer was that you DIDNT NEED a click track. *sigh*

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 11:17 AM

nice photos.........NOT

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 4:54 PM

This show was wonderful. Musically - Passion Pit was spot on. The pictures above are great. I'm going to refer people to the above pics. I wrote about the show as well in my blog.

Frank Grimaldi
www.concert-log.com

Posted by Frank Grimaldi | January 13, 2010 8:40 PM

7:23 ... trust-fund babies? we wish.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 9:12 PM

"AN EVOLUTIONARY GESTURE? Piss off. I know these kids and they're straight frontin'. Cued loops and cocaine! Last time I checked the point of a drummer was that you DIDNT NEED a click track. *sigh*"

tons of bands play with click tracks. U2, spoon..

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 9:53 PM

uh, they play to click tracks because they cue samples from mpcs and midi controllers that are at specific bpms, along with certain backing tracks like electronic drum sounds that play throughout and are cued. and it's also crazy hard to play to a click, which in studios most drummers do as well. except you, though.

there is no frontin'. the computer is right there. who the fuck cares if they play with a click?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2010 12:28 AM

Saw these guys open for Sunset Rubdown at Mercury in September '08. Crazy it was in front of 25 people.

Posted by Travis | January 19, 2010 4:17 PM

Where's all the comments about TRAGEDY??

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 12:23 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:30 PM

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