Passion Pit Cancel More Shows

About two weeks ago, Passion Pit announced that they would be canceling the shows leading up to their performance at Lollapalooza. On the band’s website, frontman Michael Angelakos posted this:

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.

Improving his mental health? That sounds ominous. But one supposes that writing an album and preparing for a tour can take it out on a musician. Fans hoped that he’d take the initial dates off (which have been rescheduled) and be fully prepared for the rest of the tour.

However, this past week the band has cancelled three more tour dates via this statement:

A Note From Passion Pit:

Thanks to everyone for all of their love and support throughout these past couple weeks. While we’re excited to see you over the next two weekends at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands, we’re sorry to let you know that we need to postpone our upcoming weekday shows in Colorado and Salt Lake City in order for Michael to continue to improve his mental health and complete a procedure that week.

We know that this is disappointing to fans who were planning on coming to these shows, and we want you to know we’re doing everything we can to try and make it up to you. In fact, we are happy to announce three rescheduled dates from last week in Charlotte/Nashville/Knoxville– the shows will take place in September as part of our fall tour. And we’ll keep you posted on Colorado/Salt Lake City as soon as we can. Please visit the tour page for a list of all current tour dates. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience. We’ll see you soon.

PP

Though their plea is sincere, it makes one wonder how long it will take Angelakos to recover and how many more dates the band may have to cancel. Hopefully he feels better once they start their tour. Until then, take a look/listen to the video for their single “Take A Walk” from their recently released sophomore album Gossamer.

By Garren Orr

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