As Passion Pit gears up from their upcoming Gossamer album dropping on July 24th, the group has some unfortunate news. Rolling Stone reports the band’s lead Michael Angelakos apologized for the six cancelled shows on the group’s website. Michael wrote, “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.” He thanks the fans for their support and looks forward to seeing “all of you very soon in a much different light.” Shows have been cancelled in Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Dover, DE, Norfolk, VA and New York, NY.
Although fans who’ve already purchased tickets will most likely be disappointed, it’s courageous of Michael to make his mental health a priority. If waiting until next week to hear the full album, which follows the breakthrough success of their 2009 Manners, NPR is offering a first listen with a live stream of the record. NPR writer Austin Cooper writes, “Grace and delicacy encompass only part of Gossamer’s appeal — at times, the record is bombastic, even brutal. “I’ll Be Alright” opens with bass blasting, synths slashing and cymbals exploding in a wash of digital clipping, while snippets of baby-voiced cooing mimic the infectious melody Angelakos is about to introduce. It’s daring, powerful and impressively nuanced.” Wishing Angelakos a speedy recovery!
Passion Pit Cancel Six Upcoming Shows [Rolling Stone]
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