Passion Pit Announce New Album, Tour Dates
Passion Pit have revealed that they are releasing a brand new album this summer. Fans can also look forward to a few warm-up shows from the electropop quintet before their slate of festival appearances.
'Gossamer' will be available starting July 24 through Columbia Records. It's the follow-up to Passion Pit's 2009 debut album 'Manners,' which contained the hit single 'Sleepyhead.' The song was featured all over the place, from trailers to the Playstation 3 video game 'LittleBigPlanet 2' to the commerical for the Palm Pixi.
“On 'Gossamer' there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music," lead vocalist Michael Angelakos said in a press release. "You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with.”
Passion Pit will headline the Smith Opera House in Geneva, N.Y. on May 1 before hitting the major festival circuit, which includes Meltdown Music in Dallas, Texas; the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio; Lollapalooza in Chicago, Ill. and more. Check out all the dates below.
Angelakos has previously said that the new record will be emotional, honest and more innovative than ‘Manners.’
“I really f—ing hate dishonesty, which a lot of indie music is especially prone to," the singer told Pitchfork last month. "I like artists that are really honest and talk about their lives, because people invest in that as much as they invest in the record itself. I had a really rough year, and I got engaged right before recording — and recording takes a real toll on you. I vilified myself. I had to do it.”
Passion Pit 2012 Tour Dates:
5/01 - Geneva, N.Y. | Smith Opera House
5/04 - West Palm Beach, Fla. | SunFest
6/02 - Dallas, Texas. | Meltdown Music Festival
6/22 - Boston, Mass. | Bank of America Pavilion
6/23 - New York, N.Y. | Governors Ball Music Festival
7/15 - Cincinnati, Ohio. | Bunbury Music Festival
7/20-22 - Dover, Del. | Firefly Music Festival
8/03-05 - Chicago, Ill. | Lollapalooza
8/05 - Montreal, Quebec | Osheaga Music Festival
8/07 - Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheater (co-headline w/ Justice)
8/10-12 - San Francisco, Calif. | Outside Lands Music Festival
9/09 - Los Angeles, Calif. | Hollywood Bowl (co-headline w/ Hot Chip)