Posted in music | pictures on August 3, 2012

photos by Sara Pieper

Passion Pit at House of Blues in Chicago - 8/2/12
Passion Pit

While in Chicago for Lollapalooza, which they play today (8/3), Passion Pit played what is their only North American club date since the tour cancellation at House of Blues last night (8/2) for an official Lolla aftershow with Givers and Kishi Bashi. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Passion Pit resurfaced this year with Gossamer, a hugely successful followup to their debut, but as you may know the sweet doesn't come without the bitter. Frontman Michael Angelakos opened up in an interview with PItchfork about his bipolar disorder, manic depression, and suicidal encounters, all of which are addressed in the heavy lyrical content of Gossamer. In need of improving his mental health, Michael was forced to cancel a number of dates on the band's tour, including the NYC show at Apollo Theater that they would have played last month.

Fortunately, the band chose to remain on the lineups for Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, all of which happen this month. They are also still set for Made in America in Philly this September.

More pics from last night's show are below...

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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

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Kishi Bashi

Givers

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Passion Pit

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Comments (18)

Passion Pit and "rare" do not go together. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 11:37 AM

I saw Passion Pit order a "rare" hamburger at Billy Burger.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 11:49 AM

New album is surprisingly pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 12:05 PM

very #rare and #based passion pit performance

Posted by half baked | August 3, 2012 1:11 PM

shite

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 1:16 PM

What a gigantic pussy this guy is. Bipolar, suicidal? It seems to me if this was really the reason for cancelling shows, then he would have cancelled the whole tour. It doesn't make any sense that it would only take a few weeks to cure this serious mental condition. It just makes me sick that this guy uses this as an excuse, and people are stupid enough to believe it. On the other hand, I may be severely depressed if I had to play this shit music every night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 1:50 PM

so white

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 1:52 PM

They blew my doors off! Am still hearing ringing from the show :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 2:00 PM

^go to home depot and buy new ones!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 2:09 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/passionpit/hob/6.jpg


LULZ


Test results came back - and they're not good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 3:24 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/passionpit/hob/8.jpg


LULZ!


"Help me finance my fruity scarf collection! Wahhhh!"

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 3:26 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/passionpit/hob/5.jpg


OMG LULZLULZLULZ!!!

Going through horrible memories triggered by just seeing the one guy who shoved him into lockers every day in high school. tight classroom! Lulz

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 3:29 PM

this show looks sick. can't wait to see them next month! i really hope they play "Constant Conversations", i LOVE the new video: http://youtu.be/EBLuWKnKIn0

Posted by Charlotte | August 3, 2012 4:53 PM

such a poor attempt at captioning the photos. jack white caption guy is prolly rolling in his grave.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 5:21 PM

I think he that created that whole mental health thing to generate attention/stir up the media, and help sell his new record.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 5:20 PM

You people make me ill if you think that Michael would make up his illness to get everyone attention.
Why don't you know the facts and stop!
One should not have to go through this!!!!!
The new album is wonderful and Passion Pit's music makes me happy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 9:37 PM

passion pit is super good.

Posted by jordon | July 25, 2013 1:14 PM

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