Passion Pit to Play Madison Square Garden
Few signposts in a musician's career carry more weight than the ability to play New York's Madison Square Garden. But few indie acts ever get popular enough to book a show at the historic venue. That's all changed for Passion Pit, who announced today (Oct. 16) that they will perform at MSG on Feb. 8, 2013.
The Cambridge, Mass. band, who appeared 'Saturday Night Live' this past weekend, will headline the show, with Matt & Kim as the openers. Tickets go on sale Friday (Oct. 19) at 12PM Eastern.
News of the Garden concert comes a few months after the future of Passion Pit was uncertain. This summer, on the eve of the release of their new album, 'Gossamer,' the band canceled the first part of their tour due to frontman Michael Angelakos' mental health issues. Angelakos has since revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder and has attempted suicide.
“It was a really gruesome scene,” he said. “I walked myself to the hospital and waited for four hours — my coat had blood seeping through it, and I was passing out on the floor. The hospital employees finally realized what was wrong with me and said, ‘Why didn’t you tell us what was happening?’ I didn’t tell them because I was embarrassed.”