by Andrew Sacher
Passion Pit at Governors Ball in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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,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 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.
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