With a highly anticipated new album, 'Gossamer,' coming out on July 24, it was looking like good times were ahead for Passion Pit. Unfortunately, a delay has been placed on the celebrations, as the band members have announced that they have had to cancel the first six shows of its upcoming tour.

Passion Pit were expected to begin their tour tonight (July 16) in Nashville. However, this morning, frontman Michael Angelakos posted a message on the band's website announcing the bad news:

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.

The band was scheduled to play six dates between tonight and July 23. Their tour will now begin on Aug. 2 at Chicago's House of Blues at a Lollapalooza after party and continue through the fall. There is no word yet on when the canceled dates will be rescheduled.

We wish Angelakos all the best for a speedy recovery.