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Passion Pit on why bands cancel shows

Passion Pit @ Pier 26 last month (more by Luis Ruiz)
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Nobody likes cancellations. Passion Pit, who were in NYC last month and have had to cancel a few shows in their time (but have also done shows during a “blizzard”), have written a letter on their site about this very subject and how they also hate them but sometimes it happens. The well-meaning but kinda obvious post is mostly in handy list form:

1) General Illness. Though many bands play through illness, sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to take a night off to ensure that the rest of the tour survives instead of beating your body up only to have to risk canceling more shows in the future. This is how so many singers lose their voices, or people develop long-term illnesses. It’s just not worth it.

2) Mental illness. Most of our fans know about my condition but this only hurt us a few times, and it was well over a year ago, and I work my ass of to make sure I can get out on stage and tour. More on how we made up all of these shows later.

3) Weather. Outdoor stages that are built into muddy grounds have caused death (so many examples of this). Rain and electronics, as we all know, also really don’t mix. Sometimes, other stationary stages are said to be “rain or shine” but do not actually have the capability of fully protecting the gear. As some of you may know, we lost SO much gear and money a few weekends ago due to a storm, and we’re not about to mess it up on our final trek for “Gossamer.” That could potentially end an entire tour and then that’d be it. No more touring. See you maybe in 2014. Not fun.

You can read the rest here but guys you forgot the obvious one: volcanos.

Passion Pit are on tour as we speak and their current dates are listed below.


Passion Pit – 2013 Tour Dates
OCT 10 MASQUERADE MUSIC PARK ATLANTA, GA
OCT 11 THE CIVIC THEATRE NEW ORLEANS, LA
OCT 12 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS AUSTIN, TX
OCT 15 BOULDER THEATER BOULDER, CO
OCT 16 THE COMPLEX SALT LAKE CITY, UT
OCT 18 KNITTING FACTORY SPOKANE, WA
OCT 19 THEATER OF THE CLOUDS PORTLAND, OR
OCT 21 FOX THEATER OAKLAND, CA
OCT 22 OPEN AIR THEATRE SAN DIEGO, CA
OCT 25 THE GREEK THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 26 SANTA BARBARA BOWL SANTA BARBARA, CA
OCT 27 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL LAS VEGAS, NV
OCT 29 MIDLAND THEATER BY AMC KANSAS CITY, MO
OCT 31 PATRIOT CENTER FAIRFAX, VA
NOV 01 SHOWBOAT ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
NOV 03 NORVA NORFOLK, VA
NOV 08 ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE ST AUGUSTINE, FL
NOV 09 COASTLINES FESTIVAL (LIVE NATION AMPHITHEATER) TAMPA, FL
NOV 10 COASTLINE FESTIVAL (CRUZAN AMPHITHEATER) WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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