Passion Pit to follow Gossamer with autumn 2012 UK shows

Posted: 6th August 2012
The electropopping four-piece from Massachusetts follow their American dates by bringing the new album to the UK in November, tickets available Friday 10th August

A month after their second album was released, Passion Pit must be reflecting on how far they've come since Michael Angelakos wrote a few songs for his girlfriend in 2007.

The music was so good that it found a following among the students of Emerson College in Boston and, more or less, insisted on a band to perform it. Soon after, Passion Pit were formed. After shuffling the line-up, debut album Manners was issued in 2009. It charted respectably, certainly for a debut, nudging up to No 51 in the US and a similar posting here. In the three years that followed, as the band worked towards sophomore set Gossamer, released in July, the sound grew into something more expansive.

Angelakos has been quoted as saying that the band have not been hindered by expectation of how new music or a collection of songs should sound. They've spread their wings and the results speak for themselves with Gossamer hitting the Billboard chart at No 4. The new approach is bearing fruit and UK audiences will soon be able to drink it in.

The short tour kicks off at QMU in Glasgow on 13th November, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge and Birmingham, before the final date announced so far at the HMV Forum in London on 20th November 2012. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 10th August 2012, priced from around £13.

Ahead of the autumn dates, Passion Pit will give the latest material a proper airing at the Leeds and Reading festivals - we have tickets available now.

Stewart Darkin