Posted in music | tour dates on July 16, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

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Passion Pit

Some good news and some bad news. The bad first: Passion Pit recently expanded their tour to include a NYC show scheduled to happen on July 23 at Apollo Theater (which sold out immediately) three days after they were scheduled to play Firefly Music Fest in Delaware. Unfortunately, both of those dates, and many others have been cancelled. Frontman Michael Angelakos posted this message to the band's website:

Hello all,

On behalf of the band and myself, I would like to greatly apologize for the show cancelations. In order for me to ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health. For now, I'd like to thank all of our fans for their understanding. I hope to see all of you very soon in a much different light.

The tour page on our website currently reflects all upcoming tour dates.

With love,

Everything in July is affected, but the August and September dates, which include Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and Made in America in Philly, are still on. No word yet on ticket refunds for the Apollo show but check ticketmaster for updates. Bummer, but feel better soon Michael.

On the bright side, the band are streaming their sophomore LP, Gossamer, on NPR. If you've had any doubts about this album, whether it be a distaste for their mainstream attention (and thus, tween fanbase) a feeling of "people still listen to Passion Pit?" or "who cares? Passion Pit sucks! (but I secretly have 50+ plays for Manners on my iTunes)," then let it be known that Passion Pit have more than succeeded in following up their debut and Gossamer is definitely worth a listen. Check it out for yourself.

Updated dates are listed below...


Passion Pit -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jul 16 Nashville, TN CANCELLED - Marathon Music Works
Jul 17 Knoxville, TN CANCELLED - Valarium
Jul 19 Charlotte, NC CANCELLED - The Fillmore
Jul 20 Dover, DE CANCELLED - Firefly Music Festival
Jul 20 Norfok, VA CANCELLED - The Norva
Jul 23 New York, NY CANCELLED - Apollo Theater
Aug 02 Chicago, IL House Of Blues (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
Aug 03 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Aug 05 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
Aug 07 Morrison, CO Red Rocks (Co-headline with Justice)
Aug 08 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Aug 09 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series
Sep 1-2 Philadelphia, PA Made in America Festival



Comments (18)

good news: Passion Pit cancelling dates
bad news: streaming album online

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 1:27 PM

inb4 butthurt

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 1:28 PM

Annoying, was looking forward to the Apollo date. Guess I'll just go to the Beach House show that night to help me fall asleep.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 1:29 PM

He needs more time to practice singing like a 5 year old girl. This is understandable. Please take as much time off as you'd like.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 1:39 PM

You won't believe hwere BoweryPresents is sending you to see the xx in october.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 1:39 PM

"You won't believe hwere BoweryPresents is sending you to see the xx in october."

I know. What's the capacity of that place anyways?

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 2:26 PM

God I thought emo bullshit died a few years back

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 2:37 PM

Anyone have any inside scoop on what this guy's issue is?

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 3:09 PM

HIS mental health?!? Anybody that likes this band needs THEIR head examined.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 3:28 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 4:04 PM

Yeah curious as to the real reason. Apparently mental health is achievable in about 2 weeks. Good to know

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 11:24 PM

inside sources say dude from Passion Pit and Kool Keith both checked in to the Bellevue Acute Psychiatric Unit today

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:48 AM


Posted by Bendrix | July 17, 2012 3:18 PM

Glad they're still playing TX. I need to hear them play Gossamer live! yall can stream the album on NPR before it comes out 7/24:

Posted by Char | July 21, 2012 11:00 AM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges

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